A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the team was expected to sign the receiver, but general manager Rick Spielman told ESPN 1500 in the Twin Cities that Carter will be brought in to next weekend's rookie camp and will receive a tryout.
His father, Cris Carter, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 and an ESPN NFL analyst, played 12 seasons with the Vikings and holds the franchise marks in receptions (1,004), yards (12,383) and touchdown receptions (110). Cris Carter's No. 80 has been retired by the team.
The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Duron Carter played his freshman season in 2009 with Ohio State, finishing with 13 receptions for 176 yards and a touchdown.
He left for academic reasons and played 2010 at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. He transferred to Alabama in 2011, but never became eligible to play, and then transferred to Florida Atlantic in 2012, but never played for the school.