On Friday, Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers became the latest of the team's draftees to put his
Herbie John Hancock on his first NFL contract. The Vikings announced the signing on the official team website. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but according to Spotrac, we can expect his four-year deal to be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.57 million with a signing bonus of $232,681.
Brothers, the leading tackler in all of college football last season, surprisingly fell to the fifth round, where the Vikings took him at #160 overall. He is seen as mostly a two-down linebacker, but with Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr already in the fold, he could be the sort of thumper in the middle of the defense that the Vikings could use. He also had an impact on special teams last season for the Tigers, blocking three kicks.
The signing of Brothers means that the only member of the Vikings' 2016 draft class that has yet to sign is first-round pick Laquon Treadwell. He practiced with the team today after getting some sort of injury protection signed.
When we have the official numbers on Brothers' contract, we will update them here for you.
Congratulations to Kentrell Brothers on signing his first-ever National Football League contract!