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Report: Cris Carter's son Duran gets tryout with Vikes

The Minnesota Vikings hope that one of their many undrafted free agents has a little bit of his father in him.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the Vikings will sign wide receiver Duron Carter, the son of former Vikings Hall of Fame pass-catcher Cris Carter, who confirmed the move to The Star Tribune.

Duron floated from Ohio State to Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, and from Alabama to Florida Atlantic during a college odyssey repeatedly derailed by academic woes.

"He. Just. Hates. (Bleeping). School," Cris Carter told USA Today's Mike Garafolo earlier this month.

His father insists Duron will thrive in a football-only environment, saying, "I know there aren't a lot of better receivers than him in this draft."

Duron's former Coffeyville quarterback, Cayden Cochran, remains unimpressed, calling the wideout on Twitter: "the most lazy, whiny & non-work ethic player the nfl has ever seen ... Horrible person & will be a complete cancer to any team on the board."

Opinions on Duron are all over the map, but the Vikings haven't taken a risk by adding him to their class of undrafted free agents. If Duron matures and blooms, they've unearthed a gem. If he doesn't, the Vikings will move on without a care.

UPDATE: USA Today reported later Sunday that Duron Carter has not yet signed with the Vikings, but he has been invited to try out for the team, according to general manager Rick Spielman.

USA Today added Carter has been invited to try out with the Baltimore Ravens, too.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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