The Vikings have now signed five players from the now-defunct league"The Minnesota Vikings just keep on adding players from the once-was Alliance of American Football league. This time Harrison Smith Jersey , Minnesota adds former AAF and Green Bay Packer linebacker Greer Martini. The other player being signed is former San Diego Fleet safety Jordan Martin, according to Mike Garafolo. This will be Martinr17;s first NFL contract. He played his college ball with Toledo and played eight games with Syracuse. Martin has experience at the cornerback position, as her17;s started in 14 games there while at Toledo. He made the move to Safety while with the Orange, where he started in five games. Herer17;s an interception he had while in the AAF:Martini, the Notre Dame Alum, was tied for fifth in the AAF with 55 tackles before the league pumped the brakes on the season. Martini joined the Green Bay Packers practice squad last season as a undrafted free agent. The 23-year-old played in all four preseason games where he recorded 13 tackles. Herer17;s an interception by Martini:Herer17;s an example of some good vision during last yearr17;s preseason stint:The Vikings arenr17;t messing around with adding these AAF players. Beefing up the practice squad Dru Samia Minnesota Vikings Jerseys , perhaps? Martin and Martini are the fourth and fifth players from the AAF to be signed by Minnesota. The others are: Cornerback Duke Thomas, defensive end Karter Schult and safety Derron Smith. All five are defensive players. Ohhh and this oner17;s for Eric and Chris Report: Mackensie Alexander, Marcus Sherels mentioned in trade talks With the deadline for the NFLr17;s 53-man roster cutdown looming about 24 hours away, the Minnesota Vikings are just one team with a lot of questions about who theyr17;re going to keep on the roster and who theyr17;re going to let go of. One of the biggest points of contention could, potentially, be the defensive backfield. Thanks to the emphasis that Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman have put on the position over the past few years Minnesota Vikings Jerseys 2019 , the team now has a glut of talented players at both cornerback and safety, and they likely canr17;t keep all of them.One NFL insider is reporting that a potential solution for the Vikings might be trading some players away rather than releasing them, and the names might come as a bit of a surprise.Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated is reporting that her17;s heard the names of both cornerbacks Mackensie Alexander and Marcus Sherels bandied about in trade talks leading up to Saturdayr17;s deadline.Alexander was the Vikingsr17; second-round pick out of Clemson in the 2016 NFL Draft, and had an up-and-down first couple of seasons with Minnesota. He appears to be making strides in the right direction, and has finally embraced the potential of being a slot cornerback after a couple of seasons where he apparently resisted the transition a bit. The team did draft Mike Hughes in the first round of the 2018 Draft, and with the way Zimmer has raved about him throughout camp Infant Dru Samia Jersey , perhaps the slot corner job now belongs to him, which would leave Alexander on the outs.Sherels is a bit more of a surprise, in that he doesnr17;t offer much as a corner any longer, though he can do the job if called upon. Sherelsr17; primary value lies in his punt return skills, a position where her17;s still one of the NFLr17;s best. The Vikings could, potentially Dru Samia Jersey nfl draft , use Hughes or a wide receiver to fill the return role if Sherels were to be traded or released, and that could give them the ability to shore up the roster at another position.Ir17;m not sure how much there actually is to any of these trade rumors at this point. There was a report circulating around Twitter earlier in the day that Alexander had been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs for a fourth-round pick, but that turned out to be false.Wer17;ll definitely be keeping our eyes on this and all of the other transactions that the Vikings will be making over the course of the next 24 hours or so.