Zach Line remains with Vikings

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The Vikings’ voluntary offseason program gets started on Monday and fullback Zach Line will be part of the roster.

The team announced Monday morning that they have re-signed Line, who was tendered as a restricted free agent early in the offseason. Line was tendered at the lowest level, setting him up to make a non-guaranteed salary of $1.671 million.

Line joined the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of SMU in 2013 and has spent the last three seasons with the club. He only played four games in the first two seasons, but appeared in every game while starting five times with Jerome Felton out of the picture in 2015.

Line ran the ball six times and made six catches during his extended playing time and will likely remain in his primary role as a blocker for Adrian Peterson during the 2016 season.

18 responses to “Zach Line remains with Vikings

  1. Notice that our little sisters to the east has a fullback who gets his name chanted when he falls forward for a one yard game! One syllable names are pretty impressive for a fan base that is usually passed out by halftime!

  2. I wouldn’t want Line on my Packers, even though he is a good player. I just want to be able to say “Kooohnnn” when somebody runs out onto the field. That’s fun for us here. In Wisconsin.

  3. Oxford, MI’s own!

    This dude was a big time all-purpose yards guy at SMU, yet is humble enough to block for a future HOFer. He does what’s asked of him, and what’s best for the team.

  4. There is a lot to like about Zach Line, he doesn’t beat 4 year old children so that’s a good start.

    I always wonder what it would like to be a Viking fan? To have the star player, the face of the franchise to be a convicted child abuser. I mean, I could withstand the humiliation of losing 4 Superbowls and the past 5 NFL Championship appearances but I happen to think that 4 year old children are among the most innocent people in the world and to have a 230 lb man beat one bloody is beyond the pale. I, myself, would boycott the franchise till he was cut or traded yet it doesn’t seem to bother the fans in the least.

  5. ariani1985 says:
    Apr 18, 2016 11:56 AM
    Notice that our little sisters to the east has a fullback who gets his name chanted when he falls forward for a one yard game!
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    It’s called being a fan favorite, and if the Vikings had fans that were good enough to worry about something other than Stats, you might be able to find a few on that team, but since they have never won a Lombardi it seems like stats and division titles are the only thing the bandwagon fans in Minnesota have right now.

  6. I am happy the vikings are using a roster spot for a player with his talent. Spending 1.6 million under the salary cap for a back up fullback is really brilliant.

    Moves like this have made Rick Spielman’s reputation.

  7. Resigning Line means that, for the most part, last year’s’ team is returning (plus our free agent pick-ups) and after an 11-5 season last year, that’s a very good thing for us fans. Welcome back Zach. You’ve rocked it year after year.

  8. Its really good to have familiar talent return each year it has worked really well for GB. It is consistent, and can help younger players develop and become solid starters.

    If the Vikings want to cause mayhem in the NFC North, they should change their system. Even with AP at his best, the only time he has seen the Diviosnal Round of the playoffs is with Great QB play from Brett Favre.

    Great QB play makes AP and the Vikings offense as a whole better, but after last year it seems like they are afraid to invest into that, because someone may pout into a microphone during the post game.

  9. Zach is a pro, he works hard, plays special teams. He doesn’t get so out of shape the head coach has to address the media about telling him to stop being so lazy and lose weight Good signing.

  10. fmc651 says:
    Apr 19, 2016 1:43 PM
    Zach is a pro, he works hard, plays special teams. He doesn’t get so out of shape the head coach has to address the media about telling him to stop being so lazy and lose weight Good signing.
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    That’s only because he’s irrelevant and the coach can’t remember his name.

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