Vikings sign former Gophers QB Mitch Leidner

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner.

The Lakeville native was not selected in the 2017 NFL draft.

The 6-foot-3, 228-pound Leidner attended the Baltimore Ravens rookie mini-camp but did not sign with the team.

The Vikings now have five quarterbacks on their roster.

Leidner finished his career with the Gophers ranking second in passing attempts with 1,029 and completions with 580. He ranked third in career passing yards at 7,287 and fifth in passing touchdowns with 36.

Other former Gophers on the Vikings roster are Isaac Fruechte and Marcus Sherels.

The Vikings also announced that the team has waived linebacker Darnell Sankey.

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