The Vikings picked Tuesday to get a lot of work out of the way in signing their rookie class.

We already mentioned that the Vikings signed their two seventh rounders in a post earlier today.  Now, the number of rookies under contract has grown to seven.

Fourth round receivers out of Arkansas have both signed their deals along with fourth round tight end Rhett Ellison.  Safety Robert Blanton and kicker Blair Walsh have also signed.

First round picks Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith should be signing soon, along with third round cornerback Josh Robinson, thus completing the process of signing the entire draft class.

Long gone are the days of rookie holdouts, which is one of the most visible improvements from the last CBA to the current one.

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  1. In my opinion Adam, it was the best improvement from the new CBA and hope it never gets removed from future CBAs. It makes the teams better, the draft more exciting (more coming on that later), and it makes the business side much more efficient.

    • Whoa! What’s not to like about a 22 year-old who has never played a down of professional football expecting to be paid and treated like the hall of famer he thinks he will one day be? Because if you’re that good, what value is there in training camp any way? Let those other guys beat on each other for the first month or so. Its a shame those days are gone!

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