And Then There Were Three

The Vikings continue to clear the unsigned decks, adding two fourth-round draft choices Tuesday and leaving just three rookies unsigned.

The Vikings continue to make progress in signing rookies, just a day after running into what looked to be trouble with fourth-round picks DL Shawn Worthen and WR Cedric James.

Both Worthen and James signed three-year contracts Tuesday, bringing the Vikings list of unsigned players down to three -- top two picks Michael Bennett and Willie Howard and sixth-round pick Carey Scott.

As reported before, Dennis Green and the Vikings front office staff are convinced that all rookies will be signed by this weekend.

The contract specifics were not explained, but the signing bonuses were $246,000 for Worthen and $241,000 for James.

* Tight end John Davis was injured last week in a car accident that left him with multiple cuts and bruises and may not be ready when the team starts training camp. According to his agent, Davis swerved to miss a deer near his home in Tampa and hit the wall. Davis has had other problems in vehicles, as Vikes fans will recall. Last year, he got hit with a DWI when police found him asleep at the wheel on a four-lane county highway in Plymouth.
* In the realm of bizarre NFL injuries, former Vikings QB Brad Johnson is going to sit out part of training camp for the Bucs after sustaining 15 stitches above his knee, cutting himself while moving furniture. With his money, can't he afford to hire someone to do the heavy lifting?

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