Greg Camarillo Goes to Minnesota Vikings

greg camarillo goes to minnesota vikingsGoing down the list of players on Wednesday afternoon, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Greg Camarillo curiously was not among them. Now it is understandable.

The veteran wide receiver had been traded to the Minnesota Vikings who need help right now being in the position with the health issues plaguing Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice.

The Vikings reportedly are sending cornerback Benny Sapp to Miami in exchange for Camarillo.

When Camarillo began his career in San Diego with the Chargers, he had caught the eye of then-offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. When Cameron took over as head coach of the Dolphins in 2007, he claimed Camarillo off waivers and he quickly worked his way up the depth chart. He stuck around for the regime change to Dolphins Head Coach Tony Sparano and quickly became one of Sparano’s favorite players.

He was rewarded with a three-year contract worth $5.7 million the week before he suffered the knee injury.

In Minnesota, Camarillo is expected to compete with Greg Lewis for playing time as he was set to be the fourth receiver in Miami behind Brandon Marshall, Brian Hartline and Davone Bess. Now he will be catching passes from future Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre, and he will see his former team in Week 2 when the Dolphins visit Minnesota to take on the Vikings at the Metrodome.

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