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Vikings Add Greg Camarillo, Trade Benny Sapp

August 25, 2010

Is That Ref Smiling?

In hopes of bolstering their suddenly depleted receiving corps, the Minnesota Vikings traded cornerback Benny Sapp to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for wide receiver Greg Camarillo. Sapp’s agent, Andy Simms of Player’s Rep Sports Management, confirmed the deal.

Greg Camarillo is entering his fifth year in the National Football League. He appeared in 4 games as a rookie after signing with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent. He was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins the following season where he played for the next three years. The fifth-year player out of Stanford appeared in all 16 games for the Dolphins last season while hauling in 5o receptions for 552 yards and no touchdowns.

Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN – Twin Cities reports that Camarillo is signed through 2011 with base salaries of $1.3 million this season and $1.7 million next season.

Jeff Darlington from the Miami Herald received a text message from Camarillo detailing his feelings about the trade. “Mixed emotions. Great opportunity, but this is home. These teammates are my brothers.”

Greg Camarillo is most famous for his touchdown catch in overtime versus the Baltimore Ravens in 2007. The 64-yard catch clinched the first and only win for the Dolphins in the 2007 season.

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