Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph enjoyed his most successful NFL season in 2016, but that hasn’t stopped the franchise from adding more weapons at the position. On Thursday, according to a report from USA Today’s Tom Pelissero, the Vikings are signing Nick Truesdell, a 27-year-old Arena Football League (AFL) standout who turned heads at the 2017 Pro Player Combine in Arizona.
As Pelissero writes, Truesdell’s journey to the NFL is “quite a story.” He’s been in and out of the league since 2013, spending time in professional camps and bouncing around the AFL before finally landing with the Vikings. Truesdell’s AFL career blossomed in Bemidji, Minnesota, where his play garnered the attention of numerous NFL scouts.
Contract details for the 6’6,” 250-pound tight end have not been released. The team made the move official this morning and also announced the signing of wide receiver Mitch Mathews and receiver-turned-cornerback Terrell Sinkfield.