Kain Colter got largest bonus among Vikings' undrafted rookies
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The Minnesota Vikings didn't draft a receiver with 10 picks last month, but they gave their top bonus to an undrafted free agent receiver this offseason.
Receiver Kain Colter, who led a campaign to help players unionize at Northwestern, received an $8,000 bonus, per ESPN.
Colter is one of 16 undrafted free agents currently on the Vikings' 90-man roster this offseason and if recent history means anything, the top bonus could be a good sign for Colter. Fullback Zach Line ($8,000) and receiver Rodney Smith ($7,000) received the highest bonuses last year and both saw time on the 53-man roster in 2013.
In 2012, the top bonus went to nose tackle Chase Baker, who made the 53-man roster last season after spending his rookie year on the practice squad.
Per ESPN, NFL teams had just over $80,000 to spend on UDFA signing bonuses and Minnesota has spent just $21,000 thus far. Five UDFAs didn't receive a bonus, compared to just one last season.
WR Kain Colter: $8,000
DE Rakim Cox: $3,000
DE Tyler Scott: $2,500
TE AC Leonard: $2,500
G Austin Wentworth: $2,000
WR Erik Lora: $1,500
T Matt Hall: $1,500
WR Donte Foster: $1,000
RB Dominique Williams: $1,000
T Antonio Richardson: No bonus
C Zac Kerin: No bonus
T Pierce Burton: No bonus
DE Jake Snyder: No bonus
DT Isame Faciane: No bonus