We have another member of the Minnesota Vikings draft class of 2020 coming to terms on his rookie contract, as the signings are winding down for the front office.
Harrison Hand, the cornerback out of Temple that the Vikings selected in the fifth round this past April, has signed his rookie deal with the team. It is a four-year deal worth a total of $3.6 million, with a signing bonus of just under $300,000.
Hand started his college career at Baylor, though he was originally recruited to Temple by his coach, Matt Rhule. When Rhule and his staff moved on to Baylor, Hand made the switch as well. He wound up going back to Temple after two seasons, and declared for the 2020 NFL Draft after his junior year with the Owls.
With the cornerback spot for the Vikings in a state of flux. . .to put it politely. . .Hand is going to have an opportunity to make his way on to this roster. It will be more difficult for him with preseason games going away, but that just puts him in the same boat as the rest of the rookies in Eagan this summer.
The Vikings now have just two rookies left unsigned: first-round cornerback Jeff Gladney and seventh-round defensive end Kenny Willekes. We should be getting word on those deals shortly.