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Vikings Sign QB Case Cookus; Claim QB Danny Etling via Waivers

Minnesota Vikings
04 Aug 2021, 21:37 GMT+10

Vikings PR

Eagan, Minn. (August 2, 2021) - The Minnesota Vikings announce the following roster moves:

CLAIMED - ASSIGNED VIA WAIVERS (Seattle):

PLAYER POS. EXP.* COLLEGE

Danny Etling.................... QB............... 4................................... LSU

SIGNED:

PLAYER POS. EXP.* COLLEGE

Case Cookus.................. QB............... 1............... Northern Arizona

Etling (6-3, 230), a 2018 seventh-round draft pick, spent time with the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons before spending the 2020 season on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. Etling started his college career at Purdue and transferred to LSU, earning the 2017 SEC Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year and leading the Tigers to a 9-4 mark and Citrus Bowl berth. During his senior season at LSU, Etling set the single-season record for interception ratio, throwing two picks on 275 attempts, while throwing for 2,463 yards and 16 touchdowns. Etling and Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson were teammates at LSU during the 2017 season.

Cookus (6-4, 205) signs with the Vikings after participating in a tryout with the club. He originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Arizona with the New York Giants in 2020 before spending a brief time with the Denver Broncos this year. As a four-year starter at NAU, Cookus threw for 12,082 career passing yards and 105 touchdowns to only 21 interceptions. After suffering a season-ending injury in 2018, Cookus rebounded nicely for the Lumberjacks in 2019, completing 290 of 481 passes, throwing for 4,114 passing yards and 31 touchdowns. The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native also earned the Jerry Rice Award in 2015, given to the most outstanding freshman player in FCS Football. Other notable Jerry Rice Award winners include Cooper Kupp (Rams), Chase Edmonds (Cardinals) and Trey Lance (49ers).

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