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Vikings Sign TE Josiah Price, LS Nick Dooley


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Wednesday announced the signings of tight end Josiah Price and long snapper Nick Dooley.

Price is returning to Minnesota after spending the 2017 offseason with the Vikings. He joined the team as an undrafted free agent last May but was released during roster reductions.

A native of Greentown, Indiana, Price set the Michigan State tight ends record for career touchdown catches (21) and totaled 104 receptions for 1,238 yards in 51 games (25 starts) for the Spartans.

Price twice was chosen to the All-Big Ten Third Team, and he was a semifinalist for the 2016 Wuerffel Trophy (outstanding community service) and the National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete award.


Dooley played collegiately for Texas-El Paso from 2012-15, appearing in 49 games for the Miners. He was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll in his final three seasons and awarded a Commissioner's Academic Medal in 2013.

Dooley, who attended Scottsdale Christian Academy (Arizona) for high school, garnered an Honorable Mention on the 2012 All-C-USA Team.

The Vikings also on Wednesday announced they have waived Shaan Washington, a linebacker who joined Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Washington was placed on injured reserve last July.

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