On Wednesday, the team announced that they have agreed with defensive end Janarius Robinson on the terms of his first NFL contract. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the deal is a four-year contract worth $4.15 million, which comes with a signing bonus of $665,404. He will count for $826,351 against the Vikings’ salary cap this coming season.
Robinson was the last of the Vikings’ three fourth-round selections in last month’s draft and one of two defensive ends that Minnesota selected in an effort to aid its ailing pass rush. He should get an opportunity to become a part of the rotation for the Vikings pretty early on and serve as a backup to Danielle Hunter and (presumably) Stephen Weatherly.
With Robinson’s signing, the Vikings have inked seven of their 11 picks from this year’s draft to their first NFL deals. The four that have yet to sign are the team’s four third-round selections: quarterback Kellen Mond, linebacker Chazz Surratt, guard Wyatt Davis, and defensive end Patrick Jones II.
Congratulations to Janarius Robinson on officially becoming a member of the Minnesota Vikings and a part of the National Football League!