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Former Utah State Linebacker Nick Vigil Signs With Minnesota Vikings

Mar 16, 2021, 1:54 PM | Updated: Mar 17, 2021, 2:10 pm
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Nick Vigil #59 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his teams fumble recovery during the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills defeated the Chargers 27-17. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah State Aggies linebacker Nick Vigil signed a free agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings officially agreed to a contract with Vigil on March 17.

Minnesota signed the former USU standout to a one-year contract worth up to $2.3 million.

According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Vigil’s deal includes $1.35 million in guaranteed money.

Nick Vigil in 2020

Last season, Vigil played for the Los Angeles Chargers.

In 15 games, the linebacker recorded 50 total tackles, 29 solo tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, two forced fumbles, and one pass breakup.

He joined Los Angeles in 2020 after playing the first four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Vigil was originally selected by the Bengals during the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

During his five-year career, Vigil has posted 345 total tackles, 211 solo tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, two interceptions, and 15 pass breakups.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

 

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