Vikings Get Their First Rounder Under Contract

Jan 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Lewis Cine (16) is interviewed after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2022 CFP college football national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

In many ways, this is a formality. Nevertheless, Vikings fans will be pleased to know that Lewis Cine has agreed to a contract.

He’s the frontrunner for the starting safety spot opposite Harrison Smith. The more than $2 million cap hit isn’t monstrous by any means, and yet it’s a notable chunk of money given that the Vikings had just over $12 million before the deal.

Nick Muse – the seventh-round tight end – has also agreed to a deal:

Muse is a long shot to make the roster. That being said, there will be an open competition for the backup tight end spot. Perhaps the kid finds his way onto the roster.

In the coming days, we’ll surely hear more about rookies putting pen to paper, so stay tuned.