Wake Forest linebacker Luiji Vilain among Vikings’ undrafted free agent signings

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The Vikings announced Virginia Tech receiver Tre Turner as one of their undrafted free agent signings, but before Turner put pen to paper, he opted to go elsewhere.

Turner now is headed to the Raiders, who offered him $40,000 guaranteed. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports the Vikings offered only $2,500.

The Vikings, though, made Wake Forest linebacker Luiji Vilain a priority free agent, offering him $227,000 in guaranteed money, per Tomasson. Vilain will receiving a $20,000 signing bonus and $207,000 of his rookie deal guaranteed.

Minnesota also signed Miami (Ohio) safety Mike Brown, Appalachian State receiver Thomas Hennigan, Toledo running back Bryant Koback, Miami outside linebacker Zach McCloud, Sacred Heart center Josh Sokol, Tulsa defensive tackle Tyarise Stevenson and Tulane punter Ryan Wright.

10 responses to “Wake Forest linebacker Luiji Vilain among Vikings’ undrafted free agent signings

  1. 40K guaranteed vs 2500 on not making the team makes sense…hopefully MN signs some more free agents, considering they drafted a lot of practice squad players

  2. Something is wrong. If you are the 7 th pick you don’t make that much. If be upset if i got drafted and made less than a guy who walked in off the street.

  3. Vikings radio media minimizing, justifying, and making excuses all morning for the weird draft this weekend.

  4. catquick says:
    May 2, 2022 at 2:44 am
    Something is wrong. If you are the 7 th pick you don’t make that much. If be upset if i got drafted and made less than a guy who walked in off the street.
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    It’s always been that way though. Much better to not be drafted, then pick a team that might need you, than go in the 7th round.

  5. chillyball says:
    May 2, 2022 at 10:51 am
    Vikings radio media minimizing, justifying, and making excuses all morning for the weird draft this weekend.
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    I was not a fan of trading within the division. Not at all. But I do like the players they chose for the team. The Vikings played the most 1 score games in the nfl last year. All they had to do was make 2-3 plays on defense and they would have made the playoffs.

  6. Who knows if this draft stinks or not — won’t know squat for 3 years and anything else is just speculative blathering. Wish they hadn’t drafted the LSU OG though — didn’t like the draft slot or his past.

  7. Somehow with all the trading down and then back up a little ways once, it feels like we came out behind. No draft charts, no analytics, just a belief that the rest of the league is right, the best players are at the top of the draft. I consoled myself after a disappointing season with the mantra “at least we will have higher draft picks”, and they took that away. In the first round we were dead last. I think we got some good players but the draft overall has an empty feeling.

  8. KnowsMoreThanYou says:
    May 2, 2022 at 11:16 am
    chillyball says:
    May 2, 2022 at 10:51 am
    Vikings radio media minimizing, justifying, and making excuses all morning for the weird draft this weekend.
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    I was not a fan of trading within the division. Not at all. But I do like the players they chose for the team. The Vikings played the most 1 score games in the nfl last year. All they had to do was make 2-3 plays on defense and they would have made the playoffs.

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    Raise the banner. Nothing better than being number 1 in close games. Nothing better than making the playoffs.

    The team has more problems than making two trades within the division. Should have blown it up. At least 3 more years of mediocrity.

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