Minnesota Vikings sign two players from tryouts, release safety
By Adam Carlson
Two players from tryouts with the Minnesota Vikings impressed enough to be signed by the team with one individual released to make room on the roster.
While the 2019 NFL Draft is over and the immediate wave of undrafted free agents have been signed, that doesn’t mean teams like the Minnesota Vikings were done making moves to get their rosters filled with as much talent as possible.
Recently, the team brought a group of individuals in for tryouts and some of them must have impressed the team because they ended up signing two of those individuals to their 90-man roster.
According to the official Vikings website, cornerback Terrence Alexander and safety Isaiah Wharton have been signed with safety Jordan Martin being released to keep the team at their roster’s maximum capacity.
Alexander is a 6′, 182-pound cornerback who played for four years at Standford and one year at LSU. Over that time, he played in 59 total games, earning 80 total tackles (59 solo) with 1.5 tackles for a loss and one interception according to Sports Reference.
Wharton spent four years at Rutgers where the 6’1, 204-pound safety racked up 196 tackles (139 solo) with 13.5 of them being for a loss to go with 31 passes defenses, four interceptions, and one forced fumble.
Considering Mike Zimmer’s love for defensive backs, it’s not surprising to see the two players signed from workouts being a cornerback and a safety. As it stands, these two individuals are set to compete to make a name for themselves during minicamps and training camp, which will be interesting to watch.
Congratulations to Terrence Alexander and Isaiah Wharton on joining the Minnesota Vikings and best of luck to them on making the roster or the practice squad. Meanwhile, The Viking Age would like to wish nothing but the best for Jordan Martin in his future endeavors in the NFL.