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Updated: May 5th, 2013 10:21pm
Former Mankato receiver Adam Thielen says he's signing with Vikings

Former Mankato receiver Adam Thielen says he's signing with Vikings

by Tom Pelissero
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The Minnesota Vikings tried out 34 players during their rookie minicamp this weekend. It appears at least one of those players earned a longer look.

Former Minnesota State, Mankato receiver Adam Thielen said he's signing a contract with the Vikings on Monday, pending a physical.

An NFL source confirmed the Vikings plan to sign Thielen and likely another player if they pass their physicals. The identity of the other player wasn't immediately known. 

Thielen, 22, appeared in 46 games at Mankato, leading the Mavericks last season in catches (74), yards (1,176) and receiving touchdowns (eight) and averaging 10 yards on 24 punt returns with another score.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Detroit Lakes product -- he was all-state as a senior in 2007 -- ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 and 4.49 seconds at a regional combine in March in Chicago. He'd join former teammate and fellow receiver LaMark Brown with the Vikings.

Signing two players would mean the Vikings would need to cut two as well, since they entered the weekend at the 90-man roster limit. 

One roster decision that could come soon involves punter Chris Kluwe, who is expected to meet again with general manager Rick Spielman about his status on Monday.

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In this story: LaMark Brown, Chris Kluwe