RB Matt Asiata Agrees To Return To Vikings For One Year


It was announced today that the Vikings have come to terms with running back Matt Asiata to bring him back to Minnesota for one more season.

The deal was announced in a tweet from ESPN’s Ben Goessling late Monday night.  Here is that tweet:

  While the exact terms of the deal are currently unknown, The Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson shed a little more light on the deal.

Dec 21, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton (42) congratulates running back Matt Asiata (44) for scoring a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter of the game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Asiata was the only running back for the Minnesota Vikings to score a touchdown last season.  In fact, he scored 9 rushing touchdowns during his 2014 campaign and added one touchdown catch.

Bringing Matt Asiata. back on a deal that is full of incentives is interesting considering the team still has a running back named Adrian Peterson still on their roster and last year a rookie named Jerick McKinnon challenged him for playing time.

Despite that, it’s a good signing for Minnesota to keep a familiar face on the team at a low cost to act as an insurance policy in case the team is unable to keep Adrian Peterson.  It’s good to see that Asiata and the Vikings could work out a deal to keep him in Minnesota.

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