The Minnesota Vikings have once again tapped into the talent pool left from the demise of the AAF and have signed two standouts from the former league.
The offseason is a great time to accumulate as many talented players as possible to add to a team’s roster for training camp and the Minnesota Vikings are being active in searching out anyone who could have a role with the team in 2019.
One source of talent is the now-defunct AAF, where several players had an impressive run before the league folded due to financial issues. Minnesota has already grabbed a few players who became free agents, but now they have added two more.
The Minnesota Vikings announced the transactions on their official Twitter account on Wednesday, Apr. 10:
While Greer Martini might sound like something you would order at a trendy night club, he is much more than just an entertaining name. The six-foot-three and 231-pound linebacker former member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish impressed during his time with the Salt Lake Stallions of the AAF after spending the preseason with the Green Bay Packers and was on their practice squad for a month.
With the Stallions, he racked up 55 total tackles with four pass defenses, one sack, and one interception in eight games played. Considering the lack of depth at linebacker on the Vikings roster, Martini might have a chance of landing a spot on the team’s roster or practice squad.
The other player signed by Minnesota was former Syracuse defensive back Jordan Martin. In eight games with the San Diego Fleet, he accumulated 31 total tackles to go with four pass defenses and an interception.
Martin is the fifth former AAF player to sign with the Vikings since the league went defunct, showing that the team is serious about acquiring talent to bring into training camp for the 2019 NFL season.
Congratulations to Greer Martini and Jordan Martin on landing another opportunity in the NFL by signing with the Minnesota Vikings and best of luck to them going forward.