Current (reported) list of Minnesota Vikings’ Undrafted Free Agent Signings
Tommy Armstrong, QB, Nebraska (Tryout, likely moving to WR)
Tashawn Bower, DE/OLB, Louisiana State
Dylan Bradley, DE, Southern Mississippi
Aviante Collins, OL, Texas Christian
Derrick Griffin, WR, Texas Southern (Tryout)
Caleb Kidder, DE, Montana
Wes Lunt, QB, Illinois
Jack Nelson, QB, Winona State (Tryout)
Terrell Newby, RB, Nebraska
Josiah Price, TE, Michigan State
Horace Richardson, CB, Southern Methodist
Richie Sampson, S, Coastal Carolina
R.J. Shelton, WR, Michigan State
Austin Tennessee, DB, Stevenson
Eric Wilson, LB, Cincinnati
Drew Wolitarsky, WR, Minnesota (Tryout)
Reminder: Some of these UDFA signings wind up just being rookie tryouts, but it’s not always clear that’s the case. We’ll try to separate them as best we’re able.
UPDATE: From KSTP’s Darren Wolfson, Minnesota wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky is getting a tryout with the Vikings.
Misplaced a text earlier from former #Gophers WR Drew Wolitarsky that says he's on his way to #Vikings rookie camp as an invitee.— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) April 30, 2017
UPDATE: According to the Missoulian, Montana defensive end Caleb Kidder is heading to Minnesota.
.@Jay_boogieSlim @BigSkyFB UPDATED story w/ quotes@ckidder_37 headed to Vikings, @Jay_boogieSlim to Chiefs as free agentshttps://t.co/WdKKwJrMZi— AJ Mazzolini (@ajmazzolini) April 30, 2017
UPDATE: Richie Sampson, a safety from Coastal Carolina University, is heading to Minnesota.
Congrats Richie Sampson free agent with Minnesota Vikings. @CoastalFootball. @Vikings pic.twitter.com/YTfibNRJLA— #CoastalRising (@GoCCUsports) April 30, 2017
UPDATE: Stevenson defensive back Austin Tennessee is signing with the Minnesota Vikings.
.@SUMustangFB Austin Tennessee Signs With @Vikings https://t.co/aIipMhRDUS #d3fb #StangNation #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/UwoWg36oeo— Stevenson Athletics (@GoMustangSports) April 30, 2017
UPDATE: Winona State quarterback Jack Nelson is being invited by the Vikings for a tryout.
Winona State quarterback Jack Nelson gets camp invites from Vikings, Colts https://t.co/gkdQJvtnxW pic.twitter.com/HPX0PhxsMG— Winona Daily News (@WinonaDailyNews) April 30, 2017
UPDATE: Michigan State wide receiver R.J. Shelton appears to be on his way to Minnesota.
@Vikings thank you for the opportunity! Can't wait to get to work!— Rj Shelton II (@rj_sheltonjr) April 29, 2017
UPDATE: Michigan State tight end Josiah Price has declared that he is coming to Minnesota.
Super excited to be a member of the Minnesota Viking!!! Ready to go to work!!! Thankful to be in the NFL #Blessed— Josiah Price (@JosiahMSUPrice) April 29, 2017
UPDATE: Per Walter Football, Cincinnati linebacker Eric Wilson is coming to Minnesota.
Cincinnati LB Eric Wilson is heading to the Minnesota Vikings, per source— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) April 29, 2017
UPDATE: Texas Southern wide receiver Derrick Griffin is reportedly coming to Minnesota, per the Houston Chronicle.
UPDATE: Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong reports that he is signing with the Vikings.
Closed a door today and opened another one!!!! Thank you for the opportunity @Vikings !!! Work isn't done yet!!!— Tommy Armstrong Jr. (@Tommy_Gun4) April 29, 2017
UPDATE: Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt is reportedly signing with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent.
Good deal for former #Illini QB. Former Illini quarterback Lunt signs with Minnesota Vikings https://t.co/0r7rrLRx0o— Bob Asmussen (@BobAsmussen) April 29, 2017
UPDATE: According to Walter Football, Southern Mississippi defensive end Dylan Bradley is signing with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent.
Congratulations Dylan Bradley Signing with the Minnesota Vikings!!! #SMTTT Thank you for representing the "Golden Eagle" Nation pic.twitter.com/SAbQCsKhaT— Southern Miss FB (@SouthernMissFB) April 30, 2017
UPDATE: Texas Christian offensive lineman Aviante Collins is reportedly coming to Minnesota.
Aviante Collins, OT, #TCU to #Vikings per reports— Mike Loyko (@NEPD_Loyko) April 29, 2017
UPDATE: LSU defensive end/outside linebacker Tashawn Bower is coming to Minnesota.
Minnesota will be my next stop!— Tashawn Bower (@TashawnBower) April 29, 2017
UPDATE: Nebraska running back Terrell Newby is reportedly coming to Minnesota.
Nebraska RB Terrell Newby to #Vikings— Jared Tokarz (@NFLDraftInsider) April 29, 2017
UPDATE: Apparently we have our first UDFA signing, direct from the player’s coach himself. This is Southern Methodist cornerback Horace Richardson.
Congrats to @RichHomieHorace on signing with @Vikings so proud of you and what u have done for @SMU_Football #BeTheStandard— Chad Morris (@coachchadmorris) April 29, 2017
Well, ladies and gentlemen, we have made it to the end of the 2017 NFL Draft! All of the picks are in, and now the second half of the process can get underway.
This will be the place where we curate all of the rumors and innuendo. . .and probably some actual signings, too. . .of players in the scramble for Undrafted Free Agents across the National Football League.
It might not be as glorious as the actual draft itself, but the Undrafted Free Agent process is a big part of building an NFL team. After all, there are a ton of players that slip through the cracks that will find their way onto NFL rosters this coming season. And who could forget that one of the greatest Vikings of all time, defensive tackle John Randle, went from undrafted free agent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
So, we will do our best to piece together who has signed with the Vikings, who’s rumored to be signing with the Vikings, and all of that fun stuff for you in one place here. Feel free to talk about any rumors you’ve seen or heard. . .and NO GIFs here, either, as a lot of folks will be coming here looking for Vikings’ information and we don’t want them getting bogged down.
Thanks to everyone that’s come to The Daily Norseman for their 2017 NFL Draft coverage, but we’re not done yet!