Q&A: DE Stephen Weatherly on return to Vikings

KSTP Sports
Updated: March 05, 2021 12:04 PM
Created: March 04, 2021 09:48 AM

Free agent defensive end Stephen Weatherly announced on social media that he's returning to the Vikings. He told KSTP Sports via text that it's a 1-year deal worth up to $3 million that was agreed to on Wednesday.

Update: KSTP Sports caught up with Weatherly, via Zoom, Thursday afternoon

***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Weatherly***

Weatherly signed with Carolina on a 2-year deal last offseason, but played in only nine games and had 17 tackles and no sacks. They let him go recently after the disappointing year.

Weatherly turns 27-years-old later this month. He was the Vikings' 7th round pick in 2016, earning playing time on special teams his first two years. He then became a situational pass rusher in 2018 and 2019, forcing 56 quarterback pressures and earning six sacks those two years.

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