Upon arriving in Minnesota in 1990, Cris Carter got his life together and directed toward a Hall of Fame career as an NFL receiver. In 2013, his son is hoping to do the same thing.
Duron Carter, a receiver who spent time at four schools during a limited college career, will sign Sunday with the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Vikings haven't announced any of their post-draft signings, and so the nature of Duron Carter's agreement with the Vikings wasn't immediately clear. NFL teams are signing some players this weekend as college free agents and inviting others to participate on a tryout basis in rookie minicamps, which the Vikings will hold this weekend.
*Update: Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told 1500ESPN.com that Duron Carter has not been signed but instead will try out for a roster spot during rookie minicamp.
Regardless, he will be surrounded by some strong mentors in veteran Greg Jennings and receivers coach George Stewart on a team that is looking everywhere for receiver depth.
Duron Carter started his college career at Ohio State, where he caught 13 passes in 2009 before being ruled academically ineligible. He spent a year at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College before transferring to Alabama and later to Florida Atlantic, neither of whom he played for. (Mike Garafolo of USA Today has more details in this pre-draft profile.)
Fair warning: We'll be judicious in our posts on undrafted rookies. NFC North teams could bring in a combined 100 of 'em before it's all said and done. When an interesting story arises, like this one, I'll pass it along. Peace.