Vikings Add Cornerback Depth With Latest Signing

Devon Platana
The Minnesota Vikings have added some cornerback depth with their latest free-agent signing.
The Minnesota Vikings have added some cornerback depth with their latest free-agent signing. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As the NFL offseason rolls on, the Minnesota Vikings continue to flesh out their roster with more depth signings. Considering how they've missed out on the playoffs in three of the last four seasons, every extra body helps, especially as head coach Kevin O'Connell looks to begin a new era.

The Vikings added to their cornerback depth Friday by signing Chandon Sullivan after it was revealed Thursday that the organization was hosting him for a visit.

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Sullivan started in 10 of his 17 games played with the Green Bay Packers last season. He finished his fourth NFL campaign with 31 tackles, four defended passes and a career-high three interceptions. He also held opposing quarterbacks to a 65.7% completion rate and a 92.9 passer rating.

The Vikings had one of the worst secondaries in the NFL last season, giving up 252.9 passing yards per game (No. 28). Sullivan may not immediately solve all of their issues, but his presence should be enough to at least improve the pass defense.

Sullivan has exceeded expectations after being an undrafted free agent in 2018. He showed glimmers of being something special at times in Green Bay, so perhaps a change of scenery will help him bounce back and reach his true upside.

The Vikings will continue improving their roster this offseason with their sights set on the 2022 NFL Draft in April. Minnesota holds eight picks for the three-day event — including Pick No. 12 — and will have multiple opportunities to find more players to help improve the defense.

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