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D.J. Wonnum signs rookie contract

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Wonnum? Well, you got ‘em.

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The front office for the Minnesota Vikings continues to be busy on the eve of rookie reporting to Training Camp, as they’ve come to terms with yet another member of their monster draft class.

Defensive lineman D.J. Wonnum is the latest player to agree to terms with the Vikings. He has agreed to a four-year deal worth $4.05 million, including a signing bonus of just over $750,000. He was the first of the Vikings’ three fourth-round selections in April’s draft, along with James Lynch and Troy Dye.

Wonnum played his college football at South Carolina, where he was a captain for three consecutive years. He was a second-team All-SEC performer in his final year with the Gamecocks.

At 6’5” and 260 pounds, Wonnum appears to be the sort of player that defensive line guru Andre Patterson wants to get his hands on to try to develop. He, like the rest of the rookies that were drafted later on, will have to make a big impression in limited time in order to be a part of the Vikings’ defensive line rotation early on, but the potential is certainly there.

We’ll have more signings to bring you as the Vikings work to get their draftees sign before they need to report to camp tomorrow, so stay tuned for those.