The signing is of note because the Vikings have reportedly talked to the Chargers about a trade for WR Vincent Jackson. Now, I would hope the Vikings wouldn't let Baskett make the decision whether they go after Jackson or not.
The Vikings will be Baskett's fifth team in the last five years.
The Vikings are also missing Sidney Rice for at least the first weeks of the season. WR Percy Harvin also has a strained hip and his status is uncertain next week.
That could have put the Vikings down to three active receivers so Baskett's signing makes sense.
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