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Dede Westbrook

Dede Westbrook

WR - FA

Height: 6' Weight: 178 lbsAge: 28College: OklahomaDrafted: #110 (4th Rd. by Jacksonville)

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Dede Westbrook works out for Vikings

The Vikings are holding a workout for WR Dede Westbrook today.

Fantasy Impact

Westbrook played for Minnesota last season, catching 10 passes for 68 yards and returning 22 punts for 183 yards. Other teams are interested in the 28-year-old, and he is expected to sign in the next couple of days.

Dede Westbrook signs with Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings signed Dede Westbrook, the WR's agency announced Sunday. No details were provided.

Fantasy Impact

Westbrook worked out for the Vikings Saturday, according to Ian Rapoport, so the WR must be on track to play Week 1 after suffering a torn ACL Week 7 last season. Drafted in the fourth round in 2017 by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Westbrook's missed 24 games since entering the league - including 14 last season. Appearing in 15 games in 2019, the WR totaled 66 catches on 101 targets for 660 yards and three touchdowns.

Dede Westbrook hints at potential signing with Vikings

Free agent wide receiver and former Jacksonville Jaguar shared an Instagram story stating he was in Minnesota, followed by a Snapchat story of TCO Stadium, where the Vikings practice, reading, "Almost that time again".

Fantasy Impact

After a solid 2019 campaign, Westbrook caught just one pass in 2020 before suffering a gruesome knee injury in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers. If he were to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, he could step in immediately as the team's WR3 if of course he has fully recovered from last season injury.

Dede Westbrook (knee) expected to be fully cleared to return by July

Former Jacksonville Jaguars and current free-agent WR Dede Westbrook (knee) is expected to be fully cleared to participate in football activities by July, which would mark eight months since his surgery to repair a torn ACL he suffered back in October 2020, per Josina Anderson.

Fantasy Impact

Westbrook saw just one target in 2020 prior to his injury after receiving 101 targets in consecutive years during 2018 and 2019. The speedy slot receiver is an explosive short route runner and relies on his blazing speed to bypass linebackers and safeties across the middle. It's been reported that Westbrook and the San Francisco 49ers have engaged in preliminary communication recently, suggesting that the fifth-year wideout could land a role behind Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel in 2021.

Matthew MacKay1 year ago
Dede Westbrook reportedly receiving interest from several teams

Former Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook is reportedly receiving interest from several teams after missing the majority of the 2020 season due to a torn ACL.

Fantasy Impact

The slot receiver out of the University of Oklahoma is expected to join a new team entering his fifth year in the league. A torn ACL kept Westbrook sidelined for nearly the entire 2020 season but he did see 101 targets and 66 receptions in back-to-back seasons during 2018 and 2019 with sub-par quarterback play from Blake Bortles and Gardner Minshew. The six-foot, 178-pound slot receiver would be a great fit in multiple systems using his sure-hands and speed to compensate for a lack of size to get behind linebackers and nickel cornerback coverage. Teams like the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions would be ideal landing spots for Westbrook, as he would fill a need as their slot wideout and could return to 100+ targets using his quick feet and reliable hands to provide a safe target across the middle.

Matthew MacKay1 year ago
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