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The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly inking a four-year, $3.7 million deal with rookie tight end Nick Muse on Thursday, ahead of the team’s two-day rookie minicamp.
Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reported the news on Wednesday.
Per the report, Muse received $106,933 as a signing bonus, and he is slated to count $731,733 against the team’s salary cap in 2022.
The tight end position commanded some attention for the Vikings considering Irv Smith Jr. is coming off a season-ending injury. There are legitimate concerns surrounding his health, along with Johnny Mundt, who was signed in free agency, being the only viable backup on the roster.
Even Muse is a bit of a reach in addressing those concerns, but he does possess some nice versatility as a blocker and receiver.
At the very least, the Vikings saw him as worth a seventh-round flier to see what he becomes.