Giants sign C Austin Schlottmann to two-year deal

The Minnesota Vikings lost another player to free agency, this time on the offensive side of the football.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the New York Giants have signed center Austin Schlottmann to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed yet, but if the average annual is above $1.79 million, he will qualify for the compensatory formula, helping the Vikings get potentially two third-round compensatory selections.

With Garrett Bradbury injured, Schlottmann started in four games for the Vikings amassing an overall grade of 62.6 and an impressive pass blocking grade of 72.3.

Schlottmann is set to be the backup of John Michael Schmitz with a chance to potentially start if they kick Schmitz to guard.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire