Vikings sign Juaquin Iglesias off Bears' practice squad

The Minnesota Vikings paid considerable interest to wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias entering the 2009 draft.

They drafted his Oklahoma teammate Phil Loadholt in the second round, and now they’ll take a close look at Iglesias. The Vikings have signed Iglesias off the practice squad of the Chicago Bears today, the Chicago Tribune first reported, the final day teams can make such a move.

Iglesias has been on the Bears’ practice squad for the entire season. He was active for only one game as a rookie. The Bears drafted Iglesias 99th overall in the third round in ’09. The Bears are now without their top two draft picks from that year as defensive lineman Jarron Gilbert was one of the club’s final cuts in September.

The Vikings could be headed for turnover at wide receiver in the offseason. Veteran Bernard Berrian could be released in the offseason. Sidney Rice will be an unrestricted free agent.

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