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Vikings Sign Two Players, Now Have 89 On Roster

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On Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings filled two of the three remaining spots on their 90-man roster by signing a couple of players that there's a good chance you've never heard of.

The team signed linebacker Jason Whittingham and offensive tackle Sean Hickey to deals, according to 1500 ESPN.

Whittingham played his college ball at the University of Utah, and went undrafted in this past year's NFL Draft. He measures in at 6'2" and 245 pounds, and is an older rookie (nearly 26 years of age) owing to the fact that he went on a Mormon mission before starting his college football career. He originally signed with the Utes in 2009, but did not play football for them until 2012.

Hickey went undrafted out of Syracuse in 2014, but started the final 38 games of his college career for the Orange. He spent time on the practice squads of the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots in 2015, and signed a futures contract with the New York Jets in January of 2016. The Jets then let him go in May.

This increases the Vikings' roster to 89 players on the eve of Training Camp in Mankato. That means they have one more spot to fill, but there hasn't been any indication as to who they're going to fill it with at this time.