The Vikings are already adding competition to the offseason roster.
The Minnesota Vikings signed wide receiver Brandon Zylstra to a Reserve/Future contract Wednesday.
Zylstra is a Spicer, MN native. He played at New London-Spicer High School. There, he finished his high school career with 1,932 yards with 18 touchdowns in 29 career games. He then played college football at Concordia College in Moorehead.
According to the school’s website Zylstra originally attended a Vikings minicamp back in 2016 after he graduated from Concordia. He did not make the team.
Zylstra then signed with the Edmonton Eskimos, a team in the Canadian Football League. In 2016, Zylstra caught 34 passes for 508 yards and three touchdowns for the Eskimos. The 2017 season fared a little better as Zylstra led the CFL in receiving yards. The wideout had 100 catches for 1,687 yards with five touchdowns.
Zylstra is 6-foot-3, 220 pounds. The 24 year-old worked out for the Vikings December 8th, according to Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune. He will be added to the Vikings 90-man roster at the start of the 2018 league year, which is in March. He is the first player to sign a Future/Reserve contract for the Vikings in 2018.
We have signed WR Brandon Zylstra (@BrandonZylstra3) to a Reserve/Future contract.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) January 3, 2018
The Vikings current wide receivers are:
- Adam Thielen
- Stefon Diggs
- Jarius Wright
- Laquon Treadwell
- Michael Floyd
- Stacy Coley
Floyd is the only receiver scheduled to become a free agent after the season.
Zylstra grew up admiring Viking greats Cris Carter and Randy Moss. He will look to make his mark when the Vikings start training camp next spring in Eagan.