Vikings sign Holt, Paymah

Updated: March 19, 2009, 2:54 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed free-agent wide receiver and kick returner Glenn Holt and unrestricted free-agent cornerback Karl Paymah.

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Holt is a four-year veteran who led the Cincinnati Bengals in kickoff return yards in each of his three seasons with the team, averaging 24.3 yards per return.

In 2008, Holt had 46 returns for 1,110 yards, with five returns greater than 40 yards. He started at wide receiver for the Bengals the final five games of the season.

Paymah played in 60 games with five starts in four seasons with the Denver Broncos. He was picked in the third round of the 2005 NFL draft.

Paymah ranked first or second on the team in special-teams tackles in three of his four seasons there.


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