Minnesota Vikings Sign Their Seventh Round Draft Pick Jamarca Sanford

Andy SmithCorrespondent IJune 25, 2009

On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings signed Jamarca Sanford, their seventh round draft pick to a contract deal. Becoming the first of their five draft picks to be signed. However, the Vikings did not disclose terms of the contract.

Sanford, the Safety from Mississippi was a team captain his senior year of college with the Rebels.

Also to note is Sanford's incredible ability to start every game. Jamarca started all 44 games while playing for Mississippi.

He also earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording 11 tackles in a upset against the eventual National Champion Florida Gators.

So what does this signing mean for the Minnesota Vikings and Jamarca Sanford?

It basically means, the Vikings are starting to get wrapped up with signing Draft picks so they can prep for Training Camp that starts July 31st in Mankato, Minnesota.

It also means that the young safety, Jamarca Sanford can also prepare for Training Camp. Where Sanford is expected to compete for a role on the special teams as well as a back up role to starting safties Tyrell Johnson and Madieu Williams.