On Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings signed one of their draft picks to get things moving for his work visa.
On Wednesday, they signed another one because. . .well, just because, I think.
The Vikings have agreed to terms with University of Texas-San Antonio tight end David Morgan, according to numerous sources. Like most rookies, Morgan's deal will be a four-year pact. It will reportedly be worth $2.48 million dollars with a signing bonus of $135,456.
Morgan was the second of the Vikings' two sixth-round selections in last weekend's draft, and he wound up being selected at #188 overall after a strange series of trades by Rick Spielman and company. Of course, his selection came after everyone was buzzing about the selection of Moritz Böhringer eight picks prior, so it took a little while to get the particulars of what had happened.
Spielman stated in his post-draft press conference that the Vikings believed Morgan to be the best blocking tight end in this year's draft class. At first blush, it doesn't appear that there would be much room for him at the tight end spot on the Vikings' roster with Kyle Rudolph, MyCole Pruitt, and Rhett Ellison all under contract. Still, with Ellison coming off a nasty knee injury late last season, Morgan could serve as insurance if he isn't ready to go right away.
Morgan is also the first player in the history of Texas-San Antonio football to be drafted into the National Football League.
Congratulations to David Morgan on officially becoming a member of the Minnesota Vikings!