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Jonathan Bullard & Vikings Agree to Terms

DL Jonathan Bullard
DL Jonathan Bullard

EAGAN, Minn. — Jonathan Bullard is heading back to the Vikings.

The defensive lineman and the team have agreed to terms, the team announced Tuesday.

Bullard will be back for a second season in Purple and eighth NFL season.

After joining the Vikings in 2022, he started seven of 12 games and recorded 23 tackles, five tackles for loss and a quarterback hit for Minnesota.

View the best photos of Vikings DL Jonathan Bullard from the 2022 season.

Originally the 72nd overall pick (third round by Chicago) of the 2016 NFL Draft, Bullard appeared in 46 games with the Bears and made five starts from 2016-18. He followed that run with seasons in Arizona (2019), Seattle (2020) and Atlanta (2021) before signing with the Vikings.

Bullard has started 22 of 82 games played and totaled 136 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 16 quarterback hits, five passes defensed, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble during his NFL career.

He played collegiately at Florida and was a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award while garnering All-American and All-SEC honors. Bullard was coached by Vikings defensive line coach Chris Rumph at Florida in 2015.

Additionally, the Vikings announced they have waived receiver Thomas Hennigan. An undrafted free agent out of Appalachian State in 2022, Hennigan spent all of last season on Injured Reserve.