Vikings will give Marko Mitchell a look

Marko Mitchell is a popular man. Now, he needs to show some staying power.

A month after being claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions, the Minnesota Vikings are going to take their turn with the wide receiver. The Vikings announced that they have claimed Mitchell off waivers.

Mitchell, who was a seventh-round draft pick out of Nevada by Washington in 2009, was productive enough for the Redskins last summer that some believed he was a developmental talent in the works. But with a slew of veteran wideouts, the Redskins released him shortly after the draft. The Lions scooped him up and now he’ll try another team.

The intriguing thing about Mitchell is he stands 6-4 and is 218 pounds and he can run. We’ll see if the Vikings believe he can play wide receiver. The team also announced that rookie free agent center Tommy Hernandez and defensive end Cedric McKinley have been waived.

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