Vikings sign rookie cornerback Gatewood

Vikings sign rookie cornerback Gatewood

Published Jun. 4, 2012 3:55 p.m. ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have added another player to the competition at cornerback, signing undrafted rookie Corey Gatewood.

On Monday, the team filled in the roster spot left after Asher Allen's surprise retirement with Gatewood, 23, who went undrafted in April's draft.

Gatewood, 5-foot-11 and 188 pounds, saw time last season on offense and defense for Stanford. He had played cornerback his first four seasons with the Cardinal, but moved to wide receiver before the start of last season after being granted a fifth year of eligibility. He then moved back to cornerback during the season to help Stanford on the defensive side of the ball. Gatewood finished with one reception and one carry on offense, and had nine tackles and a fumble recovery on defense.

He ran a 4.44-second 40-yard dash and had a 40-inch vertical leap at Stanford's pro day in March.

His signing brings the Vikings roster to a total of 89 players. Minnesota can bring 90 players to training camp.

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