The Minnesota Vikings made a couple of transactions, adding University of Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner to their roster and waiving Darnell Sankey.
With two weeks of the preseason in the books, the Minnesota Vikings are still making transactions in order to put together the best roster possible heading into the 2017 NFL season and evaluate young talent.
The team announced on their official website today that quarterback Mitch Leidner has been signed to the roster. To make room for the passer, linebacker Darnell Sankey was waived from the squad.
Here is how the Vikings announced Leidner on their official website on Sunday, August 20, 2017:
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"“Leidner (6-4, 230) joins the Vikings after going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Lakeville South product attended the Baltimore Ravens rookie minicamp but did not sign with the club. Leidner completed his career at Minnesota ranked 2nd in passing attempts (1,029) and completions (580), ranked 3rd in passing yards (7,287) and 5th in passing TDs (36).”"
The Vikings have a bit of a luck when looking at former University of Minnesota players who went undrafted. Special teams ace, punt returner, and cornerback Marcus Sherels as well as wide receiver Isaac Freuchte both had similar paths to the franchise.
To make room for Leidner, the team waived linebacker Darnell Sankey. Sankey is the cousin of running back Bishop Sankey, who tore his ACL in week 1 of the preseason and now resides on the team’s Reserve/Injured list.
Congratulations to University of Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner on signing with the Minnesota Vikings and best of luck to linebacker Darnell Sankey on all his future endeavors in the National Football League and beyond.