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Vikings Agree to Terms With Linebacker Nick Vigil


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings have agreed to terms with linebacker Nick Vigil.

Minnesota on Wednesday announced the move, which adds to the linebackers group and on special teams.

Vigil was a 2016 third-round pick by the Bengals and spent the first four seasons of his career in Cincinnati. He played three of those seasons for then-Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Geunther, who was hired as a senior defensive assistant by the Vikings in February.

The linebacker spent the 2020 season with the Chargers, playing in 15 games with two starts. He was on the field for 312 defensive snaps (30 percent) and 216 total snaps (47 percent) on special teams.

View photos of new Vikings LB Nick Vigil who recently joined the team.

Vigil recorded 50 tackles (29 solo) with 3 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble with Los Angeles.

He has played in 69 career games (with 39 starts), totaling 345 career tackles (211 solo) with 15 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, five fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, a pair of interceptions and 15 passes defended.

Vigil joins a linebackers group that includes Eric Kendricks, Anthony Barr, Ryan Connelly, Troy Dye, Blake Lynch and Cameron Smith.

Vigil will also likely be asked to help shore up Minnesota's special teams, as the Vikings were among the league's worst overall units in 2020.