Vikings Sign Former XFLer Jack Snyder

Vikings Sign Former XFLer
Aug 29, 2022; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: Los Angeles Rams guard Jack Snyder (64) during training camp at Cal Lutheran University. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Over the weekend, the Minnesota Vikings hosted a workout featuring nine players, including a few former XFLers from this past season.

One of those players, IOL Jack Snyder, was officially signed to a contract on Monday just before veterans are set to report to training camp on Tuesday. The news was reported by Aaron Wilson of KPRC2, who tweeted on Monday evening, “Vikings are signing former @XFLRoughnecks offensive guard Jack Snydner @sanjosestate, per a league source.”

Snyder spent his five collegiate years at San Jose State, playing exclusively at left tackle for the Spartans. However, as is common practice for smaller offensive tackles, the 6’5, 310-pound offensive lineman kicked to the interior of the offensive line following his collegiate career.

Feb 3, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; A general overall view of the line of scrimmage as East lineman Jack Snyder of San Jose State (55) snaps the ball against the West in the first half of the East-West Shrine Bowl at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The former Spartan signed with the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2022, but he didn’t appear in a single game during the season.

This spring, Snyder joined the XFL, signing with the Houston Roughnecks. He started nine games for the team, and they went 7-3 during the regular season, making the playoffs but losing to the Arlington Renegades in the South Division Championship.

Feb 26, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Roughnecks lineman Jack Snyder (64) celebrates wide receiver Nick Holley (9) touchdown reception against the Arlington Renegades in the first quarter at TDECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Now, Snyder takes up one of the available roster spots with the Vikings following the release of WR Malik Knowles. He joins an interior offensive line group in Minnesota that includes Ezra Cleveland, Garrett Bradbury, Ed Ingram, Chris Reed, Austin Schlottmann, Alan Ali, Josh Sokol, and Jacky Chen.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.