Vikings add more rookies to their 2019 roster with undrafted signings


Following the 2019 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings continued to add more players to their roster from the pool of prospects that went undrafted.

Since their first season as a professional football franchise in 1961, the Minnesota Vikings have been able to discover a number of talented players that ended up getting bypassed in the NFL Draft. Guys like John Randle, Adam Thielen, Marcus Sherels, and Robert Griffith are just a few of the undrafted players that have been able to find success in a Vikings uniform.

As recent as last year, Minnesota was able to get a solid contribution from rookie cornerback Holton Hill, who was signed as an undrafted free agent shortly after the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft.

After adding 12 more players to their roster during this year’s NFL Draft, the Vikings have still been searching through the pool of undrafted prospects in hopes of finding the next diamond in the rough.

According to multiple reports, the following players who were not selected during the 2019 draft will be attending Minnesota’s upcoming rookie minicamp.

  • Micah Abernathy – CB (Tennessee)
  • Khari Blasingame – RB (Vanderbilt)
  • Jake Browning – QB (Washington)
  • Davion Davis – WR (Sam Houston State)
  • Brandon Dillon – TE (Marian)
  • Alexander Hollins – WR (Eastern Illinois)
  • John Keenoy – C (Western Michigan)
  • Nate Meadors – DB (UCLA)
  • Tito Odenigbo – DT (Miami)
  • Anree Saint-Amour – DL (Georgia Tech)

With the addition of these undrafted free agents, the Vikings roster is now at 90 players. Minnesota is allowed to keep a maximum of 90 players on their roster until August 31 when it must be reduced to 53.

For those wondering, Tito Odenigbo is the brother of current Vikings defensive lineman Ifeadi Odenigbo.

Of the undrafted players the Vikings have reportedly added this year, none may be more intriguing than Browning. According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero on Saturday, Minnesota is giving the former Washington quarterback $140,000 in guaranteed money and a $15,000 signing bonus.

Supposed Vikings 2019 backup signal-caller Sean Mannion was only given $90,000 in guaranteed money from the team in the contract he signed earlier this year. The amount Minnesota is giving Browning would make it seem like they believe he has a legitimate shot to win the team’s No. 2 job behind Kirk Cousins for next season.

In 14 games at Washington last year, Browning completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 3,192 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He also ran for another four scores in 2018.

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Check back here later as we will be updating the list of undrafted free agents the Vikings have signed this year when more are announced.