August 30, 2023
Just a day after rumors swirled saying that teams were making trade calls for him, the Vikings have waived Jalen Reagor, per ESPN's Adam Schefter:
Vikings are waiving former first-round draft pick Jalen Reagor, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2023
The Eagles, who selected Reagor in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, traded Reagor to the Vikings last August for a 2023 seventh-round pick and a 2024 conditional pick that is on its way to being a fifth-round selection. According to PhillyVoice's own Jimmy Kempski, Reagor needed to one of the following benchmarks in 2022 or 2023 for that pick to be a fourth rounder: 50 catches, 500 receiving yards or five touchdowns. That's not happening at this point.
Reagor will go down in history as the guy drafted right before the Vikings' Justin Jefferson, who looks to be on a Hall of Fame trajectory already. Reagor can't control where he was drafted, but regardless of who was picked around him, he did not come close to the standards of a first-round wide receiver.
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