Vikings agree to terms with LS McDermott

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to sign long snapper Kevin McDermott and reunite him with his former college punter Jeff Locke.

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a contract with long snapper Kevin McDermott, as Yahoo Sports first reported.

Earlier this offseason the Vikings re-signed long snapper Cullen Loeffler to a one-year deal worth $970,000 with $300,000 guaranteed, according to OverTheCap.com. Loeffler also has a cap number of $665,000.

2015 will be Loeffler’s 12th year in the NFL after he signed with the Vikings in 2004 as an undrafted free agent, and he likely doesn’t have many years left in the league. McDermott’s deal is for two years, according to ESPN.

Familiarity plays a part with McDermott since both he and Vikings punter Jeff Locke played together at UCLA. Since leaving UCLA, McDermott has played for both the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.

Whether the Vikings plan to just bring McDermott into training camp to push Loeffler or if they actually plan on having him replace Loeffler is still unclear. But the tie McDermott has to Locke is an interesting one that cannot go unnoticed.


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