Vikings News: Minnesota bringing back a defensive free agent

Jonathan Bullard
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The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a deal to bring defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard back for the 2024 NFL season.

So far this offseason, the Minnesota Vikings have been busy in free agency. In addition to signing some new players to join the team, the Vikings have been making sure to keep pieces that could help them be a competitive team in 2024.

Defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard was productive in the trenches last season for the Vikings and has been brought back to Minnesota to attempt to do it again after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal.

A free agent signing of the Vikings in 2022, Bullard was a third-round pick of the Chicago Bears in the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent time with the Cardinals, Seahawks, and Falcons before ending up in a purple and gold jersey.

The Minnesota Vikings are bringing Jonathan Bullard back for 2024

Last season, Jonathan Bullard had 44 combined tackles including two sacks and three tackles for a loss. He will re-join Harrison Phillips on the defensive line in hopes of slowing down opposing offenses.

The six-foot-three, 290-pound defender is 30 years old and played in all 17 games for Minnesota last season. The Vikings may still seek help in the trenches through free agency or the draft, but bringing Bullard back is a solid move for Brian Flores and the defense.

Here is the announcement of the Minnesota Vikings agreeing to terms with Jonathan Bullard from the team's official X account.

Congratulations to Jonathan Bullard on returning to the Minnesota Vikings. Details of his contract have not yet been revealed but the fact that he registered career-high numbers in tackles and sacks last season is an encouraging sign that he can be a solid player in 2024.