Gerhart agrees to terms
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- July 30, 2010 - 2:31 PM
MANKATO -- The Vikings agreed to terms with running back Toby Gerhart on a four-year, $3.767 million deal on Friday afternoon, according to NFL sources. Gerhart's deal is worth $1.939 million guaranteed.
Gerhart is the final of the VIkings' eight draft picks to come to terms. The deal got done about three hours before the Vikings first practice of training camp and Gerhart is expected to be on the field this afternoon.
The Vikings traded up in the second round with Houston so they could select Gerhart with the 51st pick overall. He was the runner-up for the Heisman trophy last season at Stanford and will be expected to serve as Adrian Peterson's top backup.
Gerhart rushed for a nation-high 28 touchdowns as a senior at Stanford and received the Doak Walker Award as the top running back in college football.
Mac's Football blog has done an excellent job of tracking each draft pick signing so far in the NFL. Here's the information they have for the first seven Vikings picks who signed.
CB Chris Cook (first round): Four years, $5.37 million, $2.3 million signing bonus
DE Everson Griffen (fourth round): Four years, $2.33 million, $540,000 signing bonus.
OL Chris DeGeare (fifth round): Four years, $1.95 million, $164,800 signing bonus
LB Nate Triplett (fifth round): Four years, $1.942 million, $152,213 signing bonus
QB Joe Webb (sixth round): Four years, $1.882 million, $92,515 signing bonus
TE Mickey Shuler (seventh round): Four years, $1.85 million, $62,370 signing bonus
FB Ryan D'Imperio (seventh round): Four years, $1.837 million, $47,150 signing bonus\
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