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Cameron Dantzler signs rookie contract

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He’s probably going to be asked to contribute early

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We’ve got yet another signing for the Minnesota Vikings as they get their draft class under contract, and this one is one of the players that will likely be expected to contribute early on.

Cameron Dantzler, the cornerback from Mississippi State that the Vikings drafted in the third round this past April, has agreed to the terms of his rookie contract. It is a four-year deal worth $4.59 million, including an $860,000 signing bonus.

Dantzler is a player that appears to have fallen well past where he should have been taken in this year’s draft, as he was projected as a first round pick of the Vikings at times throughout the pre-draft process. A slow 40-yard dash time haunted him throughout the run-up to the Draft, but he proved himself to be a solid cornerback in one of the toughest conferences in college football in 2019.

Dantzler will likely be called on to make a contribution to the Vikings’ defense early, given the current state of the cornerback depth chart. He will certainly have his opportunities.

We’re getting down to the Vikings needing to sign just a handful of players to get everyone under contract before camp officially starts. As more of the draft class puts pen to paper, we will bring that news to you here.