On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings officially brought back one of their in-house free agents as their offseason program got underway.
The team re-signed fullback Zach Line, as he signed his one-year restricted free agent tender offer he received from the team prior to the start of free agency. The signing means that Line will have a non-guaranteed salary of $1.671 million for the upcoming season.
Line appeared in every game for the Vikings this season, starting in five of the team's sixteen games. While serving primarily as a blocker, he did find the end zone twice in short-yardage situations. He also caught six passes for 98 yards on the season, including a 49-yard catch-and-run in Minnesota's victory in Detroit. Only Jarius Wright had a longer reception for the Vikings in 2015, with his 52-yard reception against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Line figures to once again be the lone fullback on the roster. He signed with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Methodist in 2013, and played sparingly in his first two seasons due to injuries.
Welcome back to Minnesota, Zach Line!