Vikings to sign defensive end Karter Schult

The former Northern Iowa Panther will now be a Minnesota Viking.

The Minnesota Vikings have added yet another former player of the Alliance of American Football league.

According to NFL Draft Diamonds the Vikings will sign defensive end Karter Schult. Schult, 25, was a standout for the Salt Lake City Stallions of the AAF. In eight games Schult took down the quarterback seven times, which was good for third in the league.

Schult (6-2, 240) played college football at the University of Northern Iowa. Following his senior season he won the FCS STATS Buck Buchanan Award, given to the best defensive player in FCS football. He signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Despite a productive preseason he was cut by the Browns.

The Vikings have had their eye on him for a while. Last spring he took part in the team’s rookie minicamp but was not signed. A few days later he joined the Carolina Panthers, who then released him during the preseason. That paved the way for him to join the AAF, where he clearly made a strong impression.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network later reported the signing will take place on Tuesday. At this point no details on the terms of the contract have been released.

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and previously wrote for Rant Sports. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBoarMan.

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