Taylor signed a one-year contract with the Vikings on Saturday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Taylor missed the 2018 season with a hip injury, but he'll get another chance with the Vikings this year. In two seasons with the Broncos, Taylor caught 29 passes for 351 yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings have a talented set of receivers led by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, so Taylor fits in as a depth asset and will need to contribute on special teams.
Taylor has workouts scheduled with the Vikings on Monday and the Seahawks on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Taylor spent last season with the Broncos but never had his contract tendered, making him an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He's coming off a hip surgery that knocked him out of the entire 2018 campaign, so these workouts could be his opportunity to show two teams in search of wide receiver depth that he's fully healthy and ready to contribute once again.
Taylor is a restricted free agent but would become an unrestricted free agent if the team doesn't make an offer. The 27-year-old missed the entirety of the 2018 season as he had difficulties in his recovery from hip surgery following the 2017 season.
Taylor (hip) will not return from injured reserve during the 2018 season, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Taylor was able to return to practice in mid October, but the Broncos have opted to keep the 26-year-old wideout on injured reserve for the remainder of the 2018 season. The depth receiver was making progress in his recovery from two offseason hip surgeries, and will set his sights on a 2019 return.
Jhabvala relayed that Taylor still feels as though he's a ways away. Even if things were to break in the manner most favorable to Taylor's fantasy prospects -- he regains full health and the Broncos trade away one of their veteran receivers -- Taylor would still be no better than fifth or sixth in the receiver hierarchy behind the likes of first-year players Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton and Tim Patrick. If Taylor's activated, it'd likely be more for special teams purposes than anything else.
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