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Vikings Agree to Terms with Defensive Lineman Jonathan Bullard


EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings are bringing back another familiar face on defense.

Minnesota has agreed to terms with defensive tackle Jonathan Bullard, the team announced Wednesday.

The 30-year-old was due to hit free agency at 3 p.m. (CT) but reached a deal to remain in Purple for a third season.

Bullard played in all 17 games last season and made 14 starts. Against the Saints in Week 10, he recorded a strip sack of QB Derek Carr – the second forced fumble of his career. Bullard finished with career highs in starts, tackles (44), and sacks (2.0).

Originally a third-round selection by Chicago in the 2016 NFL Draft, Bullard spent his first three seasons with the Bears, then had stints with the Cardinals (2019-20), Seahawks (2020) and Falcons (2021) before joining the Vikings as a free agent in 2022.