The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they’ve officially signed Jack Tocho and OT Storm Norton to futures contracts for the 2018 season.
As of now, the Vikings have signed 10 players to futures deals including:
- WR Brandon Zylstra
- OL Dieugot Joseph
- OT Cedrick Lang
- DT Caushaud Lyons
- DE Ifeadi Odenigbo
- DB Horace Richardson
- LB Antwione Williams
- WR Cayleb Jones
- S Jack Tocho
- OT Storm Norton
Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.
Tocho, 22, was taken in the seventh-round of this year’s NFL draft by the Vikings. He signed a four-year, $2.47 million contract with the Vikings but was, unfortunately, cut loose as their trimmed their roster down to 53 players.
The Vikings later added him to their practice squad before eventually releasing him from the unit.
During his college career at North Carolina State, Tocho recorded 122 tackles, one sack, six interceptions, and 26 pass defenses over the course of four years and 45 games.
Norton, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Toledo back in May. He was set to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract when the Lions cut him loose coming out of the preseason.
Norton was been on and off of Lions, Cardinals and Vikings’ practice squads last season.
During his five-year college career at Toledo, Norton earned first-team All-MAC honors, while also being named to the AP All-Bowl Team.