Veteran DT Tom Johnson, who signed with the Vikings this past offseason, took an unconventional path to the NFL, from being an undrafted free agent to playing in NFL Europe, the Arena League and the Canadian Football League before finally getting an NFL contract.
Josh Robinson is embracing his new-found role of being a father, as he and his wife Julianna welcomed their son into the world this past summer.
Gerald Hodges and Robert Blanton are two young players who are helping to make an impact on the revamped and improved Vikings defense. Blanton and his teammates recently made an impact off the field, paying a visit to a local school to help give back to the community.
Jasper Brinkley, who of course started his career in Minnesota before a stint with the Cardinals, returned to the Vikings this past offseason and is helping lead the new-look defense by being a force in the middle.