Pending Physical, Vikings Acquire WR Camarillo

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 25, 2010 – 1:57 pm

The Vikings signed free agent WR Javon Walker on Tuesday and on Wednesday they made another move to bolster the team’s depth at WR by sending CB Benny Sapp to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for WR Greg Camarillo. The trade has been agreed to by both Miami and the Vikings but the completion of the deal is contingent on players taking and passing physical examinations.

We’ll provide confirmation when the deal is officially complete.

Camarillo stands at 6-1, 190 pounds and has been with the San Diego Chargers (2006) and Miami Dolphins (2007-2009). He has 113 receptions for 1,325 yards and 4 TDs in his career and in 2009 he played and started in 16 games for the 1st time in his career. Camarillo finished the ’09 season with 50 receptions for 552 yards.

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53 Responses to “Pending Physical, Vikings Acquire WR Camarillo”

  1. By Michael on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Of all the WR out there to trade and get, we get this guy. What gives?

  2. By HeadHunter34 on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    What is Camarillo’s strengths? Can he run? Can he be used in more ways than just lining up and running routes or will he be used like Harvin at all? Can he go up and get the ball across the middle and be a playmaker like Rice?

  3. By Aaron on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    I think this is a good pick up, look at this both ways, Miami gets Sapp whose a valued veteran and who was falling behind the youngsters in camp anyways, and we get Cammarillo a great slot receiver to help the receiving corp and more importantly to be there in case Percy’s migraines get worse and dont allow him to play. Good pick up by the front office, rather we trade a backup player than one of our draft picks.

  4. By dolphins fan on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    He’s a good player. Honestly I don’t think we got great value for him. He’s very crafty and will catch just about anything you throw to him. Last year against the Falcons he caught a ball with his butt cheeks. Seriously.

  5. By Paul on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    I think its a great pick up this guy has 50+ catches each of the last 2 season’s. If he can do that in MIA with that mess they have had a QB the last 2 years then sky’s the limit in this offense with Brett as his QB. Will this guy make us forget about S.Rice no, but it does take some of the sting out of it.

  6. By Ben on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Greg with the butt catch lol

  7. By John on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    I think just seeing white skin blazing down the field will confuse the DB’s. Theyl think he’s just a ball boy just trying to get off the field.

  8. By Burnem on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply


  9. By Devin on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Camarillo is a great Reciever to have. dont worry bout strengths, he gets open and always catches the ball. he didnt drop one last season and caught 50. hes a great reciever and will be missed in miami. GO FINS

  10. By Fran Tarkenton on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Javon Walker, Greg Camarillo,……… come on!!!!! Go get VINCENT JACKSON NOW!!!!!!!!!!


  11. By wayne on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Frans the Man!!!!

  12. By rino on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    its going to be tough for the vikings with out rice butlook for

  13. By Brett on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    This is a solid move by the Vikes. We have Berrian, Harvin appears that he will be ready, and then there’s Shiancoe. Camarillo is a brilliant pickup. At a low price of our 5th cornerback, we picked up Camarillo, who is both an insurance policy out of the slot for Harvin in case he has the migraine problem, and is a great possesion receiver. Walker is a relatively low risk signing, who can become a solid receiver or be a huge bust, and having Favre under center only helps him (he had JaMarcus Russell).
    Vincent Jackson would have a 3 game suspension if we got him, but would be an asset to the team. However, due to his contract demands of 5 years and 50 million we won’t get him, but we also don’t need him. We have created a solid receiving core, and will be a good team, even without Sidney Rice.

  14. By jim on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    This guy is a great team player with good work ethic. Miami will miss you.

  15. By 4eversteve on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Carmarillo is good slot receiver, he won’t really run away from people but is a very smart player good route runner with very good hands a move the chains type receivers.More less an Insurance policy for Percy in the event the headaches flair up during the season.

  16. By kevin n brown on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    I think the vikes still need a deep threat maybe we will get lucky during cut down time and find one that way go vikes.

  17. By TonyO on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Camarillo was a samrt move. Need a guy with sure hands on third an 4 -7 yards. Berrian will be a deep threat, Shanc will deliver the chains will move. As exciting as the long bomb is, ball control wins games.

  18. By Dolphins Fan on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Camarillo is solid. This guy has great hands and is a total possession guy. Great work ethic, great blocker, team player. As a Dolphin fan I will miss one of the most reliable players around. He’s not a blazer…but just watch him on 3 and 7.

  19. By Sammy White on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Greg will prove to us all that the WC offense is a ball control system. Brett will use this guy ijust like Sidney who isn’t all that fast either. Tough, sure handed receiver is a smart team move.

  20. By Pat the Viking on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Like this young kid Ian Johnson (RB) – LOVES the way WEBB plays QB – nothing open – I’ll run for a TD then !

  21. By gilsenheimer on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    VJack wants $50 mil with $30 mil guaranteed. Apparently that’s what made the Vikes look elsewhere. I think GC is a good pick up that will give the offence another weapon.

  22. By Carl K on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    I was checking out the OLine on the video clips of some of our big plays… When Joe webb broke the big one, Ryan Cook was at center, P.Brown T, DeGeare G, Austin Thomas G. These guys got alot of playing time when Sage was moving the ball agianst the Rams too. I know the Oline has taken alot heat but I will put a shout out for these guys giving us some late game highlights.

  23. By Derick on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    dont like it although he catches everything that hits his hands

  24. By Derick on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    I would take Marko over Greg

  25. By HuskerVikingFan on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    I’m in the camp of the Camarillo supporters. I think he will easily prove to all of us that he is a real valuable addition to the Vikings. I look forward to seeing him play! Camarillo did make several of the NFL highlight reels last year, with his catches.

  26. By Jeff Best on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    You Guys need to give him a chance. He was pretty sure handed in Miami and now he’s with Favre. I think He’s a great addition and then we pull another Gem from the ruff in Walker an old team mate of Brett —— say what you will —– the vikings will win the division again and this year and hopefully they wont have the Championship stolen from them by poor officiating. This the 50th Year of existence is your year Vikings Fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. By DLFan on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Great pick up Vikes! This guy has some of the best hands, never dropped a pass last year in Miami. This trade will likely bite us in the A$$, just like the Wes Welker move from a couple of years ago. Good luck Greg, you will definitely be missed in Miami.

  28. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Though I’ve never heard of the guy I’m excited to see all the praise for Camarillo out there. The only thing that confuses me is that if he is such a good receiver, why did the Dolphins trade him away? Are they overloaded at WR or are they fighting to find talent at CB or is there something else in the trade that hasn’t been disclosed?

  29. By Rogerthevikefan on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    1Bb. 2Harvin. 3Camarillo. 4Payne. 5Walker. 6Lewis. hope it works out this way

  30. By Walter on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Talent is only as good as how the coaches develop and use them, for instance bill belichick would know how to utilize camarillo better than how childress would. It depends he might not succeed in this system due to the coaching. Chilly does not develop players very well especially on offense hopefully favre would use camarillo more and let him make plays to the fullest potentials. Chilly is not creative he does not think outside the box he is a vanilla offense type of coach.

  31. By MGR4FUN on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    somethin that got lost in the shuffle here was the fact that the young man from ohio state mr small was dismissed / cut … wishin the young man well i hope he gets picked up by some other team … there are certain things that we as fans of the purple know are absolutely gonna happen … 1st the purple are gonna run the ball and run it even better than they hav in recent years … how do we know that … well #28 will get a minimum of 1300+ yds and a minimum of 10+ rushin touchdowns and become the first nfl runnin back ever to do that 4 years in succession (one more small little fact the vikings drafted the leadin college rusher from ’09 at both runnin back and quarterback #32 & #14) … 2nd the purple will stop the run that is what “The A.W.W.E.some4some” do for a livin even b4 sackin qb’s … any doubters?? … 3rd the purple will once again be very very special on special teams … with additions to an exceptional group of individuals on special teams lead by heath farwell this is just what the purple do … fianally and i know this sounds strange comin from me but … #4 will do what #4 does … he just makes everyone around him better football players … every athlete elevates his game so as not to let their leader down … he just brings out the best in his teammates … how does he do that by leadin by example … i do not care who you are ya gotta respect that win lose or draw … and he wins most of the time … so welcome to the purple reign mr walker and mr camarillo enjoy the ride and show us what ya made of … the seabirds are “NEXT”

  32. By allan on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Im a Miami fan and I sure hated to see this trade..camarillo is money,,I hope this move doesnt bite us in the butt.

  33. By Malte on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    somebody said that childress don’t know how to use guys probaly.. well how did they use harvin? make him run it, short throws, put him in motion, anything to help him. he even got brett favre so he could help harvins game.. childress knew how to use harvin. mabye he will know how to use this guy aswell.

  34. By VikefaninIllinois on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t stop now Vike’s.Trade even up McKinne for left tackle Marcus McNeill of the Chargers(holdout).We all know it is won in the trenches,& McKinne ain’t quite got it anymore..

  35. By Bigfan1 on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    It’s good the Vikings are beefing up in this area before the opener, hopefully the acquired players will learn the system before the opener.

  36. By Michael W on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t personally know too much about his abilities but after reading a few Miami sites last night – sure seems like their fans were a bit upset to see him go. He didn’t drop a single pass last year that was thrown to him so who knows!

  37. By Media Handwringing on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Every day the sky is falling with the media. That’s because most never played the sport and were just waterboys. The Vikes just added two very experienced receivers. When Rice returns this team is now stacked at WR just like the D line. Sorry whiners….despite the tough chedule and the nicks, the Vikes have improved their team.

  38. By greenrider89 on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    What I would like to know is who is this Benny Sapp? It seems like you Vikings got a much-needed “deal”. Cammarilo is a great sure-handed receiver with shifty moves to move the yardsticks. He’s the type of 10-12 yard receiver that will pick up the needed yards in crucial situations. Plus, he will always be a part of folk-lore history in Miami for the 64-yard catch and run for a touchdown in overtime that produced one victory in the entire season — Week 13 against Baltimore iin Miami. Thanks, Ravens!!!

    Smile, Vikings fans. You got a good one.

  39. By Eagle7840 on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Has anyone forgotten Chris Carter? He was a posession receiver and sneaky. If Greg Camarillo is all of that the chains will move and the Vikes should be better at 3rd downs and the final 2 minutes.

  40. By Dolphins Fan on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    I’m a Diehard Dolphins fan, and I hated this move. We lost a reliable and tough receiver and all we got was a 5 9′ corner. Dolphins this guy is a class act and moves the chains all day. Total clutch.

  41. By Miami_Dolfan on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Wow!! Can’t believe we traded Camarillo… Vikes your team is a much better team now with this guy. I know we have Brandon Marshal now, but I was really looking forward to see Camarillo make some of those big plays this year…

    YIKES… I really hate this move Ireland, Sparano and Parcels!!

  42. By Miami_Dolfan on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    This guy is a great team player with good work ethics…. We’ll miss you Mr. 83

  43. By vikings012 on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Im hearning nothing but great things of this guy from dolphin fans so im gettin pretty excited to have him on our team

  44. By Philly Viking on Aug 27, 2010 | Reply

    I remember when we had the little with dude name Chris Walsh and man was he nice the guy came in on downs and caught some tough catches made alot of good plays blocking for Robert Smith playing behind the triple threat of C.Carter J.Reed and R.Moss when the ball was thrown to him he made the catch and was on the roster for years earning his spot. So what Iam saying is he was a very decent role player on the team and every team needs them and Iam hoping Greg Camarillo can be one remember the Chicago Bulls back in the day Jordan was the star who made everybody better and play hard thats Brett and A.Peterson is Scotty Pippen then you had a bunch of hard working role players that went out every week and did there thing the only goal they had on there mind was to win every game they played together. this year we gotta be tougher than we ever been cause we got a hard season coming GOTTA GO HARD!!! How about a new name for the team I want everybody to start callin’ our DEFENSE ”THE MINNESOTA WRECKING CREW” tell me how that sounds??

  45. By mike on Aug 27, 2010 | Reply

    the wrecking crew awsome

  46. By JJPurple on Aug 27, 2010 | Reply

    73 catches, no drops last season – best in the NFL. Strengths – superb route runner, fast, soft hands, gets open easily. Rather than asking here, go research it yourself. Excellent pickup – just because dope fans haven’t heard of him makes him a bad pickup? Heads are buried in your rectums – watch other games and learn there is more to the NFL than the NFC North;-)

  47. By old mankato vike on Aug 27, 2010 | Reply

    I just want to win Brad Childress will make the right call !!!!!!!!!! We will do it no dought. GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!

  48. By Richard on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    you all have to remember sidney rice didnt have a good year recieving till brett farve showed up hmm wonder why lol

  49. By Richard on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    sidney rice who till farve came on the the team. farve made him a pro bowl reciever just like many other QBs have done look at the ones montana put in the hall

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  51. By kevinwi on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

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