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Kain Colter among Vikings’ undrafted free agents

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The Vikings announced agreements with 15 undrafted free agents on Saturday, including Northwestern wide receiver Kain Colter, who could have a place in sports history no matter happens in his NFL career.

Colter had a key role in the efforts to allow Northwestern football players to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board ruled the players had the right to organize in March.

Primarily a quarterback at Northwestern, Colter (5-10, 198) is listed at receiver with the Vikings. He has experience at the position, catching a career-best 43 passes for 466 yards and three TDs in 2011. He worked out at receiver at the NFL Scouting Combine and Senior Bowl.

The Vikings also reached free agent contracts with 14 other rookies: Iowa offensive guard Conor Boffeli, Mississippi offensive tackle Pierce Burton, Villanova defensive end Rakim Cox, Florida International nose tackle Isame Faciane, Ohio wide receiver Donte Foster, Belhaven offensive tackle Matt Hall, Toledo center Zac Kerin, Tennessee State tight end A.C. Leonard, Eastern Illinois wide receiver Erik Lora, Tennessee offensive tackle Antonio Richardson, Northwestern defensive end Tyler Scott, Virginia defensive end Jake Snyder, Fresno State offensive guard Austin Wentworth and Wagner halfback Dominique Williams.

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22 Responses to “Kain Colter among Vikings’ undrafted free agents”
  1. packsoldier says: May 11, 2014 10:15 AM

    Is he going to sue the Vikings when he doesn’t make the team? Genius move, Spielman.

  2. whatjusthapped says: May 11, 2014 10:25 AM

    A college QB converted to WR, you would think that after the great Joe Webb experiment, the Vikings would learn their lesson.

    Apparently not, as evidenced by the fact they also wasted another 1st round pick at the QB position.

    The definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

    But if the result is a last place finish in the NFC North, then their draft strategy is spot on.

  3. ariani1985 says: May 11, 2014 10:41 AM

    All of these players would easily start for that lousy one man team in green Bay.

  4. vikesr4reel says: May 11, 2014 10:42 AM

    Best franchise period!!
    Scoll

  5. secretbonus1 says: May 11, 2014 10:49 AM

    Antonio “Tiny” (ironic nickname) Richardson is the best one, IMO.
    Problem is he is unlikely to find time at OT with Kalil & Loadholdt, but he is a beast, and according to NFL.com draft tracker was the best player not drafted.

  6. wishingtonredslur says: May 11, 2014 10:54 AM

    Webb 2.0

  7. filthymcnasty1 says: May 11, 2014 11:14 AM

    I can’t wait for Bridgewater to collapse in MN.

  8. wtfru2 says: May 11, 2014 11:25 AM

    At least he’s smart enough to know how to sue! That’s more than I can say about some of the high draft picks. Way to go Rick!

  9. Norseman says: May 11, 2014 12:09 PM

    I guess he’ll get along well with Sharrif Floyd

  10. coachkilla6 says: May 11, 2014 1:01 PM

    The confetti is already falling in Minnesota.

    Of course, that confetti is the mound of paper championships this team wins every offseason. Sadly, that paper is replaced with tears once the games begin and the Vikings finish in last place…Again!

    #SKOL

    Sad
    Keepers of
    0
    Lombardi’s

  11. tokyosandblaster says: May 11, 2014 1:09 PM

    Such a terrible franchise. I pity them.

  12. Frazier28/7 says: May 11, 2014 1:18 PM

    10 comments, 8 from packer fans. the desperation to remain relevant in packer land continues. pathetic>packers.

  13. wbear2013 says: May 11, 2014 1:29 PM

    Oh great, another locker room lawyer.
    Didn’t they learn their lesson with Kluwe?

  14. dbara43 says: May 11, 2014 1:35 PM

    Or as we like to call them, Future Seahawks.

    I don’t understand why Richardson wasn’t drafted. He was listed in the top 100 on almost every draft board I saw. Even had 2nd round grade on a couple. Could be a good pick up.

  15. filthymcnasty1 says: May 11, 2014 1:57 PM

    You have to hand it to Spielman. He sure knows how to lock down last place in the division.

  16. obsessedvikingfan says: May 11, 2014 3:38 PM

    I hope they keep Cassel as the starter all year and let Teddy learn. Don’t rush him in. Take a page from the Packers on how they used A Rodgers.

    Nice, non insulting post. Enjoy.

  17. bobnelsonjr says: May 11, 2014 4:30 PM

    Customers in the Big Bog think some of those undrafted free agents absolutely must pan out for Spielman to keep his job. They should not worry.

    Spielman has plenty of support in the Motor and Windy Cities to keep going on. I hope he is the GM of the vikings for the next 10 years. I like watching the vikings doing the same things over and over again.

  18. skolisstupid says: May 11, 2014 4:50 PM

    Cmon tell us how historic and dominating these UDFA will be. You Viking fans always do.

  19. randallwoodfield says: May 11, 2014 4:51 PM

    A college QB converted to WR, you would think that after the great Joe Webb experiment, the Vikings would learn their lesson.

    ———————————————-

    Yeah, because that never worked for Julian Edelman, Brad Smith, Freddie Solomon, Gene Washington, Antwaan Randle-El or Josh Cribbs. I’m not saying he will be successful in the NFL, but they’re proof it’s possible.

    Learn something about the NFL before you troll.

  20. filthymcnasty1 says: May 11, 2014 5:15 PM

    It should be an easy transition – from one purple last place college team to another purple last place college team.

  21. joker65 says: May 11, 2014 5:45 PM

    Packers suck.

  22. randallwoodfield says: May 11, 2014 7:57 PM

    Antonio “Tiny” (ironic nickname) Richardson is the best one, IMO.
    Problem is he is unlikely to find time at OT with Kalil & Loadholdt, but he is a beast, and according to NFL.com draft tracker was the best player not drafted.
    ———————————————–

    He can immediately replace Webb as the backup tackle and learn the position until he’s able to replace Loadholt. NFLdotcom had him projected as a 2nd to 3rd round pick. I’m excited to see how he works out. It’s nice to know their backup T is probably already better than any tackle in the land of obese’n’cheese.

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