Vikings foritfy depth, add Jihad Ward and Kamu Grugier-Hill

The Minnesota Vikings have mostly finished their free agency endeavors when you consider higher end talent, but finding depth pieces in the waves after the first is very important.

According to The Star Tribume’s Ben Goessling, the Vikings have signed outside linebacker Jihad Ward and agreed to terms with inside linebacker Kamu Grugier-hill.

It was reported on Tuesday that the Vikings had brought Ward in for a visit and things went well enough that they struck a deal. As long as it’s under $3 million base salary, the Vikings compensatory selections won’t be impacted. Ward will likely be the third or fourth edge and a rotational player.

Grugier-Hill was a sixth round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016 NFL draft and has made his way around the league. After spending four years with the Eagles, Grugier-Hill spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers. He has played in 115 games with 42 starts over his career and will likely slot in as ILB three or four.

These moves will likely impact the cap very little, as they will be close to the league minimum.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire