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Vikings to sign CB Amari Henderson following mini-camp

He was there as a tryout player

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Elon at Wake Forest Photo by Dannie Walls/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The first mini-camp for the Minnesota Vikings is officially in the books and, as they’ve frequently done in the past, the team has decided to sign one of the tryout players to the 90-man roster.

The team has told cornerback Amari Henderson that they will be signing him to the main roster, though the signing won’t become official for another week or so for reasons that we’ll touch on here in a second.

Henderson played his college football at Wake Forest and went undrafted in 2020, signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent. He wound up on the Jaguars’ practice squad for a couple of weeks after being part of their final cuts, but was released from the practice squad a couple of weeks into the 2020 season.

The reason that the signing will not become official for a bit is that the Henderson family experienced a tragedy over the course of this past week.

Henderson’s older brother was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Texas on Thursday, so Amari will be going back home to attend his funeral. The team will make his signing official after that, from what I can gather from Chris Tomasson’s report.

We want to send our condolences to Amari Henderson, as well as his friends and family, on their loss.