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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 29 324 11.2 1 28

Top Brandon Powell News

  • Vikings' Brandon Powell: Leading No. 3 WR candidate

    Powell, Jalen Nailor and Trent Sherfield are the leading candidates for the No. 3 receiver role after the Vikings did not take a wide receiver in the 2024 Draft, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    It was a mild surprise the Vikings didn't draft a wide receiver after the departure of K.J. Osborn (New England) in free agency, leaving Powell as the leading candidate for the No. 3 receiver role. The Vikings could add a veteran free agent later this spring to compete for the job. Whoever wins the role could get a significant number of targets early in the season with tight end T.J. Hockenson likely to miss several games in coming back from January surgery for a torn ACL.

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  • Vikings' Brandon Powell: Staying in Minnesota

    Powell agreed to terms Tuesday to re-sign with the Vikings on a one-year contract, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Powell has more punt returns (86) than catches (76) in 61 career games, but he did a nice job filling in on offense last year when Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison or K.J. Osborn weren't available. Osborn now appears headed for free agency, potentially giving Powell a better shot at the No. 3 receiver role, albeit in a Minnesota offense that won't have QB Kirk Cousins.

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  • Vikings' Brandon Powell: Catches 29 passes in 2023

    Powell appeared in all 17 games during the 2023 season, catching 29 of 44 targets for 324 yards and one touchdown while adding five carries for 17 scoreless yards.

    Powell also served as Minnesota's top punt returner, returning a league-high 37 punts for 289 yards and no touchdowns. It was Powell's first year with the Vikings after spending the previous two seasons with the Rams, where he crossed paths with Minnesota coach Kevin O'Connell. Powell's 407 offensive snaps in 2023 were a new career high for the 28-year-old, as he saw extensive action in three-wide sets while Justin Jefferson missed two-plus months on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Powell is scheduled to be a free agent in March but may have showed enough to get a longer look in Minnesota with a familiar coaching staff.

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  • Vikings' Brandon Powell: Back to limted role on offense

    Powell did not have a reception despite two targets in Sunday's loss to Green Bay. He returned two punts for an average of two yards.

    Powell played just nine snaps from scrimmage, as he moved back to a more limited role on offense with Minnesota's top three receivers healthy.

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  • Vikings' Brandon Powell: Increased role with Addison hurt

    Powell had three receptions for 53 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He had one punt return for five yards.

    Powell saw increased usage as he played on 27 of the offense's 54 snaps with Jordan Addison leaving with a sprained ankle. Powell could work as the No. 3 receiver next week against the Packers behind Justin Jefferson and K.J. Osborn if Addison is sidelined.

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  • Vikings' Brandon Powell: Limited role on offense

    Powell didn't have a catch or target in Sunday's loss at Cincinnati. He also returned four punts at an average of 5.5 yards.

    Powell had just two snaps on offense - both were quarterback sneaks where he helped (unsuccessfully) push the quarterback. Powell was getting significant playing time at receiver with Justin Jefferson injured, but he'll likely remain limited almost exclusively to special teams with Jefferson back.

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  • Vikings' Brandon Powell: No receptions in win

    Powell didn't have a catch on his only target and returned five punts for a 9.6-yard average in Sunday's win at Las Vegas.

    Powell played on 36 of the offense's 72 snaps as he moved back into the third-receiver role once Justin Jefferson left with a chest injury. However, it was Jalen Nailor who had two receptions as the fourth receiver in fewer snaps (17). Both Nailor and Powell could have a larger role if Jefferson remains sidlined.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 181 lbs
Birthplace: Deerfield Beach, FL
Age: 28
School: Florida
Experience: 7