|Shunned by Pack, courted by Texans, WR Ferguson signs with Vikes|
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|Tuesday, 21 August 2007 09:14|
Ferguson, who was cut by NFC North rival Green Bay on Friday, also visited his hometown Houston Texans before deciding to join the Vikings' inexperienced group of receivers.
Ferguson was drafted in the second round by the Packers in 2001 and will immediately become the most experienced and productive receiver on the Vikings. Despite battling numerous injuries, Ferguson has caught 116 passes for 1,577 yards and 12 touchdowns in his six years in the league.
Before his arrival, Bobby Wade had the best numbers on the team with 101 catches and just two touchdowns in his career.
The Texans were believed to be the favorite to land Ferguson, given his roots in the city and relationship with offensive coordinator and former Packers head coach Mike Sherman.
Ferguson worked out for the Vikings on Sunday, flew to Houston on Monday and returned to the Twin Cities to sign with Minnesota on Tuesday.
Ferguson started 26 games in six seasons, but injuries kept his career from taking off in Green Bay. The only year he played all 16 games was 2002.
He had a career-high 38 catches and four touchdowns in 2003, when he started 12 games, but missed the final 12 games of last season with a foot injury and also had a knee injury in the final weeks of 2005.