As most other teams did, the Minnesota Vikings did not stop adding more fresh blood to the team even after the three-day draft ended on Saturday afternoon as there were still quite a few undrafted free agents available. In addition to the eight picks drafted from the seven rounds, the Vikings signed another ten free agents to enrich their roster.
Among the ten newly signed rookies, there is finally a new quarterback, R.J. Archer from William & Mary. Starting in only one season for the Tribe, Archer finished his college football career with 261 completed passes of 433 attempts for 2,778 yards and 16 touchdowns. It’s unlikely for him to get much playing time in 2010 season as there are already two backups and one pending starter. The Vikings also added three more wide receivers with Aaron Rhea, Ray Small and Kelton Tindal, one cornerback with Ferris State’s Angelo Williams, two offensive tackles with Matt Hanson and Marlon Winn. The other three are offensive guard from Clemson Thomas Austin, center from UC-Davis Tommy Hernandez and safety from Maryland Terrell Skinner.
All of the ten players will put on their Vikings jerseys for the first time this weekend to take part in the team’s three-day rookie minicamp along with the eight rookies picked from the draft. What kind of roles they are going to play with the team will depend on how they impress the coaches during the camp.