Vikings To Consider Backup QB Joe Webb As A Receiver

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    Joe Webb's former life as the Minnesota Vikings backup quarterback may not help him make the team's final roster as a wide receiver according to Mark Craig of the Minnesota Star-Tribune.

    When asked if he would take Webb's versatility into account when making the final cuts, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said, “He’s mainly evaluated as a receiver, and we’ll see how he comes along. He had a couple nice catches on Friday night. We’ve just got to keep putting him out there and giving him opportunities both here at practice and in games, but he’s been evaluated as a wide receiver.â€￾

    Webb has shown solid hands but understandably raw route running in camp. He had two catches for 11 yards in Friday night’s 27-13 preseason opening loss to Houston at Mall of America Field. He lost his old job when the Vikings acquired veteran QB Matt Cassel from the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason and his cringworthy performance in Minnesota's playoff loss last January made it clear he is not an NFL-caliber quarterback.

    Source: The Redzone

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