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Brian Cole signs rookie contract

More competition at safety

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 LSU at Mississippi State Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We’ve gotten word of another member of the Minnesota Vikings’ 2020 draft class agreeing to his rookie deal on this, the day that Training Camp is set to get underway.

Brian Cole II became the latest member to put his name on his first NFL contract on Thursday, agreeing to a four-year deal. The contract is worth $3.37 million, along with a signing bonus of around $75,000. He joins his college teammate, cornerback Cameron Dantzler, in inking his rookie contract today.

Cole will provide more competition at the safety spot, fighting for a spot on the depth chart behind the NFL’s best safety tandem in Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris. He may sound familiar to some folks out there as he was a part of the first season of the television show Last Chance U, which took place at East Mississippi Community College.

Cole also saw some time at linebacker for the Bulldogs during his college days, and that sort of versatility might help him in his quest to get to the active roster.

There are still just a few members of the Vikings’ 2020 NFL Draft class that have not yet agreed to their rookie deals, but they will before the end of the day, and we’ll bring you all of that news right here.