The Vikings had gone more than two weeks into the free-agent period without a signing a free agent from another team. That ended Saturday, as the team reached an agreement with Denver cornerback Karl Paymah.
Paymah agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.55 million, with incentives written in that could push the deal to more than $2 million, according to ESPN.
Paymah, who has spent his career with the Broncos, has been making the free-agent rounds over the past two weeks, making stops in Baltimore, Tampa Bay, Cleveland and San Francisco before visiting the Vikings Friday.
Paymah is expected to compete with Benny Sapp, Charles Gordon and Marcus McCauley for the nickel cornerback position. Sapp was re-signed to a one-year contract last week and Gordon also signed a one-year deal prior to that.
Paymah was a third-round pick of the Broncos in the 2005 draft and has spent most of his career as a backup corner. He is expected to provide a boost to the Vikings special teams, which was the worst of any team in the league in 2008.
Paymah signs one-year deal
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