Vikings sign two to future contracts

Vikings sign two to future contracts

Published Jan. 18, 2012 4:33 p.m. ET

The Minnesota Vikings signed two free agents to future contracts on Wednesday.

Minnesota agreed to sign tight end Daniel Hardy and offensive tackle Jose Valdez to reserve/future free agent deals.

Hardy was a seventh-round draft pick in last year by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Idaho. The 6-foot-4, 249-pounder also spent time this past season on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad. Valdez, undrafted out of Arkansas, has spent the past three seasons on the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad after signing as a college free agent.