The Vikings re-signed linebacker Larry Dean on Monday, the team announced. It's a two-year deal worht $2.2 million, according to an NFL source.
Dean hasn't missed a game in three seasons. He's made 48 consecutive appearances since his debut in 2011. The undrafted free agent from Valdosta State played a big role on special teams last year and finished second on the team with a career-high 18 special teams tackles.
Dean is the fourth player the Vikings will re-sign in the last four days. The team agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Cassel, defensive end Everson Griffen and cornerback Marcus Sherels over the weekend.The Vikings will also sign linebacker Jasper Brinkley, who was drafted by the team in 2009, on a one-year deal.