At this point, the Minnesota Vikings don’t have a whole lot of in-house free agents left to lose, but another one of them has departed for another location.
Numerous sources on social media, led by Mike Garafolo of NFL.com, are reporting that safety George Iloka has agreed to a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.
#Cowboys are signing S George Iloka, source says.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 24, 2019
Iloka was released by the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2018 preseason, and signed with the Vikings on a very team-friendly one year deal. While it was speculated early on that he could play a significant role in the Vikings’ defense as a third safety, he wound up starting just three games and had just 16 tackles on the season as the emergence of Anthony Harris allowed him to pass Iloka on the depth chart.
Iloka spent the first six years of his career with Cincinnati, and his career overlapped for a season with current Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer being the Bengals’ defensive coordinator.
Terms of Iloka’s deal have not yet been disclosed.
The loss of Iloka means that the Vikings only have three in-house free agents that have not re-signed with the Vikings or have signed with other teams. They are defensive tackle Tom Johnson, offensive lineman Brett Jones (who the Vikings have, reportedly, made a contract offer to), and wide receiver Aldrick Robinson.