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Vikings Bring Back Terrell Sinkfield as a Cornerback, Add WR & TE

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —The Vikings on Thursday announced the signings of Minnetonka native Terrell Sinkfield, receiver Mitch Mathews and tight end Nick Truesdell.

All three players participated in the 2017 Pro Player Combine in Arizona last weekend.

Sinkfield spent the 2016 offseason with the Vikings as a receiver but has been signed as a cornerback this time around. He participated in defensive back drills during the Minnesota Gophers Pro Day earlier this month.

The 26-year-old was released during roster reductions before the season and signed by the BC Lions of the CFL last September. Sinkfield caught 16 passes for 297 yards (18.6 yards per catch) and three touchdowns and added five rushes for 51 yards with the Lions.

The Northern Iowa product originally joined the NFL as an undrafted rookie with Miami in 2013. He had stints with Green Bay, Buffalo and the New York Giants.

View images of Vikings CB Terrell Sinkfield who signed with the Vikings Thursday after spending the 2016 preseason with the club as a WR.

In 2014, Sinkfield played for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He returned to the Tiger-Cats in 2015, starting all 15 games he played for Hamilton and posting 69 receptions 1,030 yards and six touchdown catches.

Mathews, who signed with Kansas City as an undrafted free agent in 2016, was released when the Chiefs reduced their roster last August. He also spent time last season on the Browns practice squad. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Mathews totaled 152 receptions, 2,083 yards and 24 touchdowns in 41 games for the Cougars. Mathews' 11 touchdowns as a senior ranked 12th in FBS. Click here for his pre-draft bio on

Truesdell, who started his college career at the University of Cincinnati in his hometown before transferring to Grand Rapids Community College, had a short stint with the Colts in 2016. He participated in rookie minicamps with the Bengals in 2013 and the Packers in 2014.

The 6-6, 252-pound Truesdell was signed by the Indoor Football League's Colorado Ice (now Colorado Crush) as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and also spent time with the Bemidji Axemen (28 catches, 402 yards and nine touchdowns in seven games), the Arena Football League's Spokane Shock (2014-15) and Portland Steel. Truesdell totaled 103 receptions for 1,332 yards and 30 touchdowns while with the Shock.

View images of WR Mitch Mathews who signed with the Vikings Thursday from his days with the Kansas City Chiefs and at BYU.

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