EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings re-signed wide receiver and return specialist Nate Jacquet on Thursday, one week after releasing him to make room for defensive end Stalin Colinet.
The team also released linebacker Antonio Wilson.
Jacquet may start in place of the injured Troy Walters (knee) at Tampa Bay on Sunday. Walters was listed as probable on Thursday.
Walters "is our primary guy," coach Dennis Green. "Nate has done it before, so I think we had to get him in here in case Troy can't go."
Jacquet saw limited action in the Vikings' first five games. The highlight of the year for him so far was in the preseason, when he returned a punt 76 yards to break a fourth quarter tie in a win over Indianapolis.
Overall, Jacquet returned five kickoffs for 93 yards and five punts for 37 yards.
The Vikings originally signed the fourth-year player in 2000 after he was released by the San Diego Chargers.
"I don't look at it as a second chance," Jacquet said. "I look at it as still my first chance."
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.