The Vikings signed a defensive back Friday, but it wasn't a normal case of free-agent activity.
The team announced that defensive back Nicholas Taylor, a 5-10 rookie from Florida International, had been added to the roster.
Taylor, 25, was a college basketball player at FIU from 2007 to 2010 and had been playing in a lower-tier arena football league before running 40-yard dashes at the school's pro day this month. The Vikings gave the 5-10, 165-pounder a workout Friday and signed him.
Two Vikings free agents signed with other teams Friday.
Cornerback Cedric Griffin got a one-year deal with the Redskins that could be worth up to $2.5 million, according to his agent.
Special teamer Kenny Onatolu got a three-year deal with Carolina. That reunites Onatolu with former Vikings special teams coach and current Panthers special teams coach Brian Murphy.
|San Diego||0||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Washington - J. Zimmermann||6:10 PM|
|Miami - N. Eovaldi|
|Philadelphia - A. Burnett||6:10 PM|
|NY Mets - B. Colon|
|Milwaukee - K. Lohse||6:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi|
|Toronto - R. Dickey||6:10 PM|
|Boston - C. Buchholz|
|Arizona - C. Anderson||6:10 PM|
|Cincinnati - H. Bailey|
|Colorado - Y. Flande||7:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wada|
|NY Yankees - D. Phelps||7:05 PM|
|Texas - Y. Darvish|
|Oakland - J. Chavez||7:10 PM|
|Houston - B. Oberholtzer|
|Pittsburgh - V. Worley||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||9:00 PM|
|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||Noon|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon|