“Aggressive” Vikings agree to terms with 13 undrafted free agents

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After the draft came to an end on Saturday, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said that the team worked hard on bringing in undrafted free agents to augment their rookie haul.

“We probably spent the most, I think, probably the most money since I have been here and tried to get the best talent out there,” Spielman said, via the Pioneer Press. “We were very aggressive and had a game plan of how we were going to attack this.”

The team announced the names of 13 players they’ve agreed to terms with since the draft. They are LSU defensive end Tashawn Bower, Southern Mississippi defensive tackle Dylan Bradley, TCU tackle Aviante Collins, Iowa State tackle Nick Fett, Montana defensive end Caleb Kidder, Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt, Boise State defensive end Sam McCaskill, Nebraska running back Terrell Newby, Michigan State tight end Josiah Price, SMU cornerback Horace Richardson, Michigan State wide receiver R.J. Shelton, Texas A&M linebacker Shaan Washington and Cincinnati linebacker Eric Wilson.

Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong also said this weekend that he will be trying out for the Vikings during their rookie minicamp, although he’ll be doing so as a running back rather than at his college position.

 

11 responses to ““Aggressive” Vikings agree to terms with 13 undrafted free agents

  1. Applause all around. They definitely did NOT get that idea from Green Bay. For anyone who whats to know what it’s like having a younger sibling…

  2. But I was always told that signing undrafted free agents was worthless and a sign of being cheap.

    Hmm……this doesn’t make much sense.

  3. Before the Viking fans get too excited and start predicting HOF careers for these 13 players, look at the history of the Vikings for the last 5 years to see how many undrafted free agents ever made their final 53. A very small number, a number that is only slightly higher than the number of Lombardi trophies that the Vikings won but not by much.

  4. Wait, so they traded down several times and wound up with several 7th round picks. Now they are signing a large number of undrafted free agents.

    Vikings fans can say whatever they want about Ted Thompson and the Packers, but imitation is still the sincerest form of flattery.

  5. “…but imitation is still the sincerest form of flattery.”

    It is. And I’m sure NO other GM signs free agents post draft besides tt. He’s the innovator of sliced cheese.

  6. wafflestomp says:
    May 1, 2017 5:31 PM
    But I was always told that signing undrafted free agents was worthless and a sign of being cheap.

    Hmm……this doesn’t make much sense.

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    I’m sure most of what you’ve been told in life doesn’t make much sense.

  7. Titletown? 2 Super Bowls in the last 50 years. Want titles? Go to Pittsburgh or New England. Want to meet women with hairy backs, go to Wisconsin.

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