Vikings Sign Former XFLer Jack Snyder
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.
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.
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.
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Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. 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.