Minnesota Vikings Sign 9 Players To Reserve/Future Contracts
By Adam Carlson
It was announced yesterday that the Minnesota Vikings have signed nine players to Reserve/Future contracts.
Basically, this is a way for Minnesota to hold over players that are not currently under contracts that would otherwise not be part of the team. For example, many players on practice squads in the NFL are not under long term deals in the NFL, so a Reserve/Future contract allows them to keep those players into the next offseason and bring them into training camp.
Here are the 9 players that the Vikings have signed to the Reserve/Future contracts:
Aug 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat Devlin (7) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Justin Anderson, linebacker
Kain Colter, wide receiver
Pat Devlin, quarterback
Isame Faciane, defensive tackle
Donte Foster, wide receiver
Zac Kerin, center
Jordan McCray, guard
Ryan Otten, tight end
Dominique Williams, running back
Many of these players were already a part of the Vikings practice squad. Signing them to these deals allow them to stay with the team on low cost/low risk contracts and bring them into the next season with the team. While many of these players aren’t likely to make the Vikings 53 man roster, there are often surprises that happen where players emerge from obscurity, so it always helps to bring in as many competitive players as possible. These players will have another chance to impress the coaching staff next year.
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