Vikings sign receiver Charles Johnson off Browns practice squad


The Minnesota Vikings have signed receiver Charles Johnson off of the Cleveland Browns practice squad.

He appeared in all four preseason games for the Browns, recording six catches for 65 yards.

Johnson is a second year receiver, he was originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 draft by the Green Bay Packers, but spent time in Cleveland last year with Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound receiver was a Division II all-American at Grand Valley State, according to FOX Sports Net.

The roster has been in a state of flux all week for the Vikings, following off-the-field issues for Adrian Peterson and Jerome Simpson.

The Vikings originally planned to activate Peterson for the game in New Orleans, but after public backlash they chose to place Peterson on the exemption list, on Wednesday.

Peterson was indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury of a child in Texas, earlier this month. He admitted to using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son.

On Thursday, the Vikings released receiver Jerome Simpson after news of another brush with the law for the troubled receiver broke.

Bloomington Police cited Simpson for violating a restricted driver's license, open bottle and possession of marijuana on July 7. Simpson was serving a three-game suspension for a drunken driving arrest last November, before his release.

The Vikings play in New Orleans against the Saints on Sunday.

Next Up

Facebook - Tuey Wilson Comic Stunt Juggler - broken wrists

MN juggler Tuey Wilson breaks both wrists in unfortunate accident

Wilson is a staple of the Renaissance Festival and holds a Guinness World Record.

Pixabay - laptop computer dark screen

Charges: Woodbury man had hundreds of child porn images on devices

He was arrested and charged with six felonies this week.

Dede Westbrook

Report: Dede Westbrook working out for Vikings

Westbrook could sign with the team if the workout goes well.

Flickr - State Patrol Minnesota trooper - uniform crop

State Patrol squad sustains major damage in crash at I-35 ramp in Sandstone

The trooper and other driver involved in the wreck were both injured.

school lunch

Free meals for kids available at 2,500 sites in Minnesota this summer

The state has teamed up with the USDA to provide healthy foods for all children in Minnesota.

695 grand avenue

St. Paul planners gives OK to 5-story development at Dixie's on Grand

The property would include four commercial spaces, but not Dixie's on Grand.

Screen Shot 2021-07-23 at 12.22.13 PM

Family identifies man who died at Menards in Golden Valley

Three people were "temporarily detained" at the Menards on Thursday, police say.