Vikings add DL Junior Aho via International Pathway Program
After the 2023 NFL draft, teams have a mostly finalized roster. There will be a few sporadic free-agent signings throughout the offseason and one way teams can add to their roster is through the International Pathway Program.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Minnesota Vikings have added one of those players in defensive lineman Junior Aho from France.
After playing in his native France, Aho played for SMU this past season. In 2022, he played in all 13 games and recorded 23 tackles, 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble. He played 25 games over three seasons for the Mustangs, totaling 43 tackles, 5.0 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.
The NFL launched the program in 2017 and it allocates eight players a season to clubs across two divisions to help broaden the game worldwide.