The Minnesota Vikings went to the deadline and then they made sure they had their first-round draft pick in training camp on time.
The club has signed left tackle Matt Kalil, the fourth overall pick in the draft, to a four-year contract on the day players report to training camp in Mankato, Minn. The deal ensures Kalil will be there from the start and avoids any possible distractions.
Kalil gets a four-year contract and according to Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, it includes a guaranteed fourth year, an issue for unsigned picks in the top of the draft.
Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs
Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune
DEC 06 Jason Cole
Are NFL officials overwhelmed more now than they have been in the past?
DEC 03 Erik Oehler
A sneak peak at a documentary chronicling one of the biggest college games ever played.
DEC 03 Len Pasquarelli
In the midst of the three-game losing streak, Kansas City looks for answers.