Right after the release of the Gabe Brkic, who competed with Greg Joseph for the kicker work, the Vikings experienced just one open roster place. These days they announced the signing of linebacker Andre Mintze.
The most recent signing of common supervisor Kwesi Adofo-Mensah played his only NFL time for the Denver Broncos in 2021. He went undrafted but worked his way up to building the roster.
Mintze appeared in 6 games in his rookie campaign prior to we went down with an injury and was put on the wounded reserve. In general he performed 64 snaps on defense and 69 on special teams. Mintze been given a 55.6 overall quality from PFF. His quality in run protection was much better than his go-hurrying quality. In the preseason, the Vikings played towards the Broncos. Mintze had just one sack and a person deal with for loss in the 33-6 win towards his new crew.
Just before beginning his NFL journey, he played his school ball at Vanderbilt, in which he recorded 8.5 sacks and 17 tackles for decline in his profession. In addition to that, he also pressured a few fumbles.
The starters of the Vikings on the edge are set with Danielle Hunter and Za’Darius Smith. Guiding them, it’s an open competitors. 2021 draft picks Janarius Robinson and Patrick Jones, undrafted free agents Zach McCloud and Luiji Vilain, and the 2020 rookie D.J. Wonnum are competing for places on the 53-person roster. If he can make a solid impact in instruction camp and be a great distinctive groups participant, he has a opportunity to make the roster and be a solid depth piece for Ed Donatell´s protection. Mintze is aware of the scheme and his new defensive coordinator from last year when they ended up both of those members of the Denver Broncos.
The roster is now again to its whole strength immediately after the signing, with 90 men used. Mintze will have on quantity 31 for the purple and gold franchise.
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