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Update: Vikings Undrafted Free Agent Signings


The Vikings performed the normal post-draft ritual of snapping up a bunch of undrafted free agents, 10 so far that have been announced:

  • FS Colt Anderson, Montana
  • RB Kahlil Bell, UCLA
  • C Jon Cooper, Oklahoma
  • LB Robert Francois, Boston College
  • S DeVon Hall, Utah State
  • RB Ian Johnson, Boise State
  • OG Andy Kemp, Wisconsin
  • WR Vinny Perretta, Boise State
  • LB Andy Schantz, Portland State
  • TE Nick Walker, Alabama

UCLA’s Khalil Bell is really the only semi-recognizable name there, except Andy Kemp if you’re a Big Ten person.  Phil Loadholt‘s Oklahoma teammate Jon Cooper is also on there.  A couple of these guys may end up on the practice squad.  One may pop onto the radar in training camp for three seconds, touching off a round of “why doesn’t that idiot Childress give this guy a shot?” hysteria.

A complete list of league-wide undrafted free agent signings can be found on NFL News & RumorsBrian Hoyer, a guy who got a lot of mention during the draft thanks to Todd McShay and his man-crush, has gone to New England where he will not become the new Tom Brady or Matt Cassel (probably).  Meanwhile, stat-monster QB Graham Harrell of Texas Tech has been given a tryout with the CowboysTony Romo is not shaking in his boots.

Update: Four more to add to the list of Vikings signees:   QB Sean Glennon of Virginia Tech, DT Antoine Holmes of NC State, WR Nick Moore of Toledo and DT Tremaine Johnson of LSU.  Moore is the brother of Lance Moore.

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  • jeege

    Ian Johnson is no slouch. He’s a bruiser. Ran for over 4k yards at Boise State.

    Remember that video of the Boise State player who asks his girl to marry him after they win the bowl game? He’s that guy! I’m stoked he has  a shot to be on our roster and I hope he makes it.

  • rawhide

    The Vikings can’t even sign Minnesota native Matt Simon WR from Northern Illinois? Come on

  • nickmx50

    Wow, I think Ian Johnson might not be a household name, but most know the guy that proposed to his girlfriend after the fiesta bowl.  He ran the second fastet time (4.46)  for RB’s at the combine and put up 26 reps.   Nice back.   Spent last year polishing his all around skills, but still had time to run for 240 yrds and 5 TD’s against oregon state, OSU defense aint shabby either(beat USC last year).    Think he might have a shot and is a character guy too.  We might need a replacement for Chester Taylor in another year.

  • jeege

    I agree, Ian Johnson may end up being one of the best things to come out of this off-season.

  • http://yahoo Mr. Griffin

    Nick Walker was a graet pick up!!! He is a great tight end, Alabama just didn’t use them much besides blocking.