Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard gets $2.25 million deal

The Minnesota Vikings defense lost a lot in the NFL’s free agency period, but before the period opened, they did ensure at least one member of the 2023 defense returned in interior defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard. Bullard has been with the team for two seasons and was signed on a one-year deal to return to the team.

We now know the particulars of that deal, and it’s a deal worth a total of $2.25 million. That number includes a base salary of $1.2 million, with a $750K signing bonus, per-game roster bonuses that can add up to $250K, and a workout bonus of $50K.

This deal falls in line with a number of the deals Minnesota has put together for their recent wave of free agents, and shows that the team is interested in finding the depth players that are going to fill out their roster. Bullard has spent two seasons with the Vikings, including finding himself in the starting lineup for much of the 2023 season.

That bump in playing time saw Bullard set new career highs in both sacks and tackles. Now Bullard will look to build on that momentum on a defense that lost significant production with the free agent losses of Danielle Hunter and Jordan Hicks, among others.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire