Vikings reportedly add former Seahawks draft pick to 2021 roster

(Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) Tye Smith
(Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) Tye Smith /

The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly signed former Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans cornerback Tye Smith.

After the recent visit by free-agent Bashaud Breeland, we found out that the Minnesota Vikings were at least interested in adding another cornerback to their roster this year.

Well, on Wednesday, the Vikings reportedly found a corner in free agency who can potentially improve the depth in their secondary.

Minnesota and free-agent cornerback Tye Smith have reportedly agreed to a contract that will pay him the minimum salary according to NFL insider Josina Anderson.

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Smith began his pro football career a few years ago when the Seattle Seahawks decided to use a fifth-round pick on him in the 2015 NFL Draft. He only ended up remaining with the Seahawks for just one season, and since then, he’s had stints with the Washington Football Team and the Tennessee Titans.

With the Titans last year, the 6-foot, 195-pound cornerback appeared in 12 games, and his numbers weren’t exactly worthy of a future Hall of Fame induction. Smith finished last season with 15 tackles (four for a loss), one pass breakup, an allowed completion rate of 75 percent, and an allowed passer rating of 133.1.

This is obviously not a signing that comes with a ton of expectations. Smith could compete for a spot on Minnesota’s 2021 roster, especially with the status of Jeff Gladney still unknown, but it might be more shocking if he isn’t part of the team’s final cuts before the start of the upcoming season.

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With Smith not costing the Vikings much though, there is definitely a possibility that they could still go after another free-agent cornerback who could actually make their final 2021 roster. So don’t be surprised if Minnesota adds another player to the position group during the next few weeks.