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Published July 29, 2010, 07:55 AM

Vikings rookie QB Joe Webb signs his contract

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed quarterback Joe Webb, their sixth-round draft pick.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed quarterback Joe Webb, their sixth-round draft pick.

Webb's deal was done on Wednesday, making him the third member of Minnesota's eight-player draft class to sign. The Vikings start training camp on Friday.

Webb was named the Conference USA Player of the Year in 2009 after rushing for 1,427 yards for Alabama-Birmingham, becoming the first player in NCAA history to pass for 2,000 yards or more and rush for 1,000 yards or more.

The Vikings originally wanted to try Webb as a wide receiver, but they were impressed enough by his quarterback skills to move him and give him extensive action running the offense at minicamp last month.

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