Yet another of the Minnesota Vikings' in-house free agents has gotten an opportunity to stay with the team.
The Vikings have re-signed running back Matt Asiata to a one-year deal. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed at this time.
Asiata had his best year as a Viking in 2014, when the absence of Adrian Peterson allowed him to get extended time in the Minnesota backfield. He scored ten total touchdowns that season, but did not find the end zone at all in a greatly reduced role in 2015. He carried the ball just 29 times this past season.
Asiata doesn't figure to have a huge role in Minnesota's offense again this year, with Peterson coming off of his third rushing title and Jerrick McKinnon having a strong finish in 2015 and, likely, a larger role in 2016. Still, Asiata gives the Vikings an option they know they can depend on if injuries happen.
Welcome back to Minnesota, Matt Asiata!