Minnesota Vikings sign Melvin White to futures deal

Aug 22, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers cornerback Melvin White (23) before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 22, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers cornerback Melvin White (23) before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Panthers cornerback Melvin White to a reserve/futures contract.

A former teammate of Captain Munnerlyn has joined the Vikings on a reserve/futures contract.

Melvin White was signed as an undrafted free agent by Carolina in 2013. He played his college ball at Louisiana-Lafayette.

The 6-1, 215-pound White started ten games his rookie season, finishing with two INTs including a pick-six and five passes defensed. White started seven games in 2014 and finished with one INT and six passes defensed.

White was released by the Panthers in September 15 with an injury settlement and landed on the St. Louis Rams practice squad where he spent the entire year.

White’s most memorable play came in the 2014 playoffs against the Cardinals when he forced Ted Ginn to fumble during a kick return.

White is the 8th player signed to a reserve/futures contract by the Vikings this offseason. Last week they signed Isame Faciane, Isaac Fruechte, Toby Johnson, John Lowdermilk, Terrance Plummer, Blake Renaud and Alex Singleton.

Former fifth-round pick David Yankey was offered a reserve/futures contract by the Vikings <a href="http://

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