The Minnesota Vikings have seemingly gotten use out of the first ever NFL Veteran Combine, as they have now signed two players who competed in it. First, they signed quarterback Mike Kafka and then a few hours later they inked defensive end Caesar Rayford.
On Wednesday, Rayford announced on Facebook that he has signed with the Vikings
Rayford went undrafted after leaving the University of Washington in 2008. He would then switch off between playing in the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League until 2013.
In 2013, he was picked up by the Indianapolis Colts but ended up playing with the Dallas Cowboys, recording five tackles in 144 defensive snaps.
The Cowboys cut Rayford following the 2014 preseason and he would once again play in both the CFL and AFL.
He is listed at 6-foot-7, 285 pounds and provides the Vikings with depth at a position that was considered a need heading into the offseason. Everson Griffen and Brian Robison both played well in 2014, but other than them no other defensive ends seemed to step up.
Vikings sign DE Caesar Rayford
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