Webb Moves To WR, Vikes Sign Three More Draft Picks

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 6:40 am

Anyone who was frustrated with Vikings quarterback Joe Webb’s performance in the playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers should be happy with this news: The former Alabama-Birmingham standout has become a full-time wide receiver for the Vikings.

Coach Leslie Frazier told Sid Hartman of WCCO that the decision to shift Webb to receiver was made after the draft, when the team selected receiver Cordarrelle Patterson in the first round and also because the Vikings had signed free agent quarterback Matt Cassel.

Webb said he was told of the decision on the first day of the teams recent workouts.

For the second consecutive day, the Minnesota Vikings signed three of their draft picks, announcing on Wednesday afternoon they’ve finalized deals with punter Jeff Locke and two offensive linemen they drafted.

That means the Vikings’ have signed six of their nine draft picks with more than two months to go before training camp.  Only first-rounders Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson are unsigned.

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