On Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings added three more players to their roster. . .two of whom you’ve likely heard of. Let’s take a quick look at all of them.
One of them is tight end Nick Truesdell, who apparently stood out at the recent Veteran Combine. (In other news, the Veteran Combine is apparently still a thing.) He’s spent most of his career in various indoor football leagues, and was signed by the Indianapolis Colts last July, but did not make the roster. The 6’5”, 250-pound Truesdell reportedly ran his 40-yard dash at the Veteran Combine in 4.6 seconds, which shows pretty good athleticism. He’s obviously a long shot, but he’s an intriguing one, at the very least. He reportedly had offers from nine different teams, but ultimately chose the Vikings.
The second is wide receiver Mitch Matthews. Matthews played his college ball at Brigham Young University, and went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and spent training camp with them, and has also spent time on the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad. He had 12 touchdown receptions in his senior year at BYU.
The third is a semi-familiar face, as the team brought back wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield. Sinkfield spent some time with the Vikings last season, trying to latch on as a return specialist. He’s the player that ran a (reported) 4.19-second 40-yard dash at a Pro Day a couple of years back. Perhaps his odds of landing a spot this time around are better now that Cordarrelle Patterson is no longer in the kick returner role.
Again, these aren’t huge signings or anything, but we’re to the point of the offseason where not a lot of signings will be.