Rick Spielman intended to be more aggressive for the Vikings in college free agency, so he opened up the wallet.
The Vikings agreed to terms with 13 undrafted free agents Monday, including former Illini quarterback Wes Lunt and Iowa State tackle Nick Fett.
They made two hefty guarantees to defensive linemen, adding LSU’s Tashawn Bower on a $45,000 guarantee and Southern Mississippi’s Dylan Bradley with a $40,000 guarantee.Both received a $15,000 signing bonus. Each team is permitted up to $98,340 for signing bonuses for 2017 UDFAs, however that total can be worked around by guaranteeing actual salary for priority players.
For a comparison, quarterback Taylor Heinicke and safety Anthony Harris each received $20,000 guaranteed to lead the Vikings’ undrafted free agent signings two years ago.
Here’s the full list:
QB Wes Lunt (6-5, 225 pounds), Illinois
OT Aviante Collins (6-4, 295 pounds), Texas Christian
OT Nick Fett (6-7, 311 pounds), Iowa State
RB Terrell Newby (5-10, 200 pounds), Nebraska
TE Josiah Price (6-4, 252 pounds), Michigan State
WR R.J. Shelton (5-10, 200 pounds), Michigan State
DE Tashawn Bower (6-5, 236 pounds), Louisiana State
DE Caleb Kidder (6-5, 269 pounds), Montana
DE Sam McCaskill (6-3, 259 pounds), Boise State
DT Dylan Bradley (6-1, 265 pounds), So. Mississippi
LB Eric Wilson (6-2, 225 pounds), Cincinnati
LB Shaan Washington (6-3, 220 pounds), Texas A&M
CB Horace Richardson (6-0, 190 pounds), Southern Methodist