Former BYU wideout Mitch Mathews has signed with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings made the announcement earlier in the day:
We have signed WR Mitch Mathews, CB Terrell Sinkfield and TE Nick Truesdell.— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 30, 2017
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Mitch also posted a photo on his personal twitter account from the Vikings headquarters:
#SKOL... Man I can't wait for 2017. ✍ pic.twitter.com/91RYMeOhOB— Mitch Mathews (@mitchmathews10) March 30, 2017
Matthews is not guaranteed a spot on the Vikings 53-man roster, but he will get a chance to fight for a spot during the offseason and preseason.
Mitch was first picked up in 2016 by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, then signed with the Cleveland Browns as a practice squad player.
Mathews is 1 of 8 wideouts on the Vikings roster with just under a month until the NFL draft. The Vikings thought enough of Mathews to sign him before the NFL draft, but it remains to be seen how likely he is to make the initial 53-man roster when the regular season begins.
Congratulations to Mitch on his signing, and best of luck on his journey to make the team!