Vikings Sign Three More Draft Picks

Hannah Foslien

The Minnesota Vikings have now signed two-thirds of their 2013 draft class to their first NFL contracts, as three more players agreed to terms today.

Punter Jeff Locke, who the Vikings drafted in the fifth round out of UCLA, was the highest pick to sign his deal today. Locke's teammate, guard Jeff Baca, also signed his deal today. Baca was taken by the Vikings in the sixth round of the draft. The Vikings also signed the last of their three seventh-round picks, North Carolina guard Travis Bond.

That means that the only three picks for the Vikings that have not yet signed are their trio of first rounders. . .Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes, and Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. There's not a whole lot to worry about as far as getting those three players signed, what with the picks basically being "slotted" for a particular salary (unlike under the previous CBA, when negotiations with first-round picks could have gotten a bit tenuous).

The Vikings' next round of Organized Team Activities is slated for May 28-30 at Winter Park. Barring something strange happening, I believe that all of the rookies will be there, whether they've signed their deals or not.

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