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Vikings Sign Jayron Kearse

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The seventh round safety, and second draft pick in the class of 2016 signs his contract

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On Saturday, Clemson Safety Jayron Kearse was the last player selected by the Minnesota Vikings for their 2016 Draft Class, as the 23rd pick in the 7th round, 244th overall.

A little while ago, he became the second in the Class of 2016 to sign his rookie contract:

As Pioneer Press beat writer Chris Tomassen tweeted, Kearse signed his deal, worth $2.4 million, including a signing bonus of just over $64,000.

With the signing of Moritz Boehringer yesterday, that makes two of eight picks under contract. Also, according  to Tomasson, Kearse is expected to be in Minnesota this weekend, and will participate in the team's rookie mini camp, which runs from Friday-Monday.

Kearse was a college teammate of second round pick Mackensie Alexander, and will be in the mix to compete for a starting safety job in the Vikings secondary.