Vikings Sign LB Todd Davis, Place LB Troy Dye On Injured Reserve

Update: The Vikings confirmed the move to sign LB Todd Davis and opened space on the roster for him by placing rookie LB Troy Dye on injured reserve. 

Dye, 24, was a four-year starter at Oregon and earned three consecutive second-team All-Pac 12 honors. The Vikings selected him with the No. 132 pick in this year’s draft. 

He signed a projected four-year, $3,973,579 rookie contract that includes a $678,579 signing bonus.

During his four-year college career, Dye recorded 391 total tackles, 41.5 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, five interceptions, 14 pass defenses, one fumble recovery, four forced fumbles, and scored one defensive touchdown. 

According to Tom Pelissero, the Vikings are signing LB Todd Davis to a one-year deal.

Vikings Helmet

Davis just worked out for the Vikings this week and provides some much-needed veteran help for Minnesota after injuries hit the position. 

The veteran linebacker was released by Denver coming out of camp a few weeks ago in a salary-shedding move. 

Davis, 28, originally signed on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Sacramento State back in 2014. He lasted less than a year in New Orleans before he was waived during the season and later claimed off of waivers by the Broncos.

The Broncos brought Davis back on a one-year, $2.746 million restricted contract for the 2016 season before signing him to a three-year, $15 million contract that includes $6 million guaranteed in 2018. 

Denver released Davis coming out of training camp in 2020. 

In 2019, Davis appeared in 14 games for the Broncos and recorded 134 tackles, no sacks or interceptions and one pass defense.

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