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Former Minnesota Gophers DL Anthony Jacobs Signed By Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with undrafted defensive tackle Anthony Jacobs on Tuesday, days after the interior lineman impressed team personnel over the weekend at the Vikings' rookie minicamp.

Jacobs was one of four former Minnesota Gophers players who tried out for the team, but the first to receive a contract. A 6-foot-2, 291 pound defensive tackle, Jacobs started 26 games over his final three seasons with the Gophers, recording five sacks.

Out of Minnesota's 10 selections in last month's NFL Draft, the Vikings only came away with one defensive lineman (7th round pick Trevor Guyton, DE from California), so there's clearly a need for depth along the line. Jacobs was originally a four-star recruit as a high school player, and was even tabbed as the No. 1 overall player in the state of Minnesota in the '07 class.

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