Vikings Sign 7th Round TE Mickey Shuler

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed seventh-round (214th overall) tight end Mickey Shuler.

Wilson reports the four-year deal is worth $1.85 million dollars.

The 6-4, 251-pound Shuler caught 27 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns during his Penn State career, playing the role of a blocking tight end while teammate Andrew Quarless handled the receiving duties from the tight end position.

During Penn State’s Pro Day, Shuler showed that he should not be pigeon-holed as merely a blocking tight end.

Shuler ran the 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds and displayed a 37.5” vertical leap, which would have placed Shuler in the top three among tight ends at the Combine. Shuler’s 10’11” broad jump would have been the second-longest by any performer in Indianapolis, as well.

Shuler, whose father played tight end at Penn State before spending 14 seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles, will compete with veterans Jeff Dugan and Garrett Mills for the Vikings third tight end spot behind starter Visanthe Shiancoe and blocking tight end Jim Kleinsasser.

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July 27, 2010 at 01:47 am

Takes this long to sign a 7th, queens?, and takes a back seat to Qurless, who signed weeks ago! Thank god I'm a Packer-Thank god!

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