The Minnesota Vikings signed Josiah Price as an undrafted rookie last May, but cut the former Michigan State tight end at the end of training camp. Now, Price will get a second chance with the Vikings, as the team announced on Wednesday that it has agreed on a one-year deal with Price.
Price took to Twitter after the announcement was made, expressing his excitement to be back with the Vikings.
Here is his tweet:
Excited to have signed another NFL contract! Can't wait to get back to work with this great organization and teammates! 🏈 pic.twitter.com/hnjF6B4cwk
— Josiah Price (@JosiahMSUPrice) March 21, 2018
“Excited to have signed another NFL contract! Can’t wait to get back to work with this great organization and teammates!”
Price will join a Vikings team that went 13-3 in 2017 en route to winning the NFC North. While the Vikings did not resign Case Keenum, they did a great job at replacing him, as they signed former Spartan and Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins to a three-year, fully guaranteed deal. Cousins played his final season with the Spartans in 2011, which was one year before Price entered the program.
At Michigan State, the 6-foot-4, 249-pound Price caught 104 passes for 1,238 yards and 21 touchdowns, the latter of which is a Michigan State record among tight ends. He played 51 total games in his collegiate career, including 25 as a starter.
Price played in all four preseason games with the Vikings last season.