The Vikes have done it. They have signed their first player that was not a Vikes last season. His name is Karl Paymah...WHO?
Paymah is expected to add some depth to the secondary for the Vikes this season. He is expected to compete with Benny Sapp for the nickelback position. He signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Vikings on Saturday.
Every Viking fan knows that the defense has been struggling with pass coverage the past few seasons. Maybe Paymah can help out the Beloved Purple a bit this season to keep team honest in game attacks on the Viking defense.
Here are some quick things about him:
- A fourth-year cornerback who has posted a team-high 31 special-teams tackles in a Denver uniform since his rookie season in 2005.
- Placed third on the Broncos in 2007 with two interceptions, the first of his career, while totaling a career-high six pass breakups and a personal-best 15 tackles in 15 games (three starts).
- Saw his first regular action on defense as a professional in 2006, totaling 14 tackles and two pass breakups for the Broncos.
- Led Denver with seven tackles on punt coverage in 2006 and ranked second on the club with 12 overall stops on special teams for the season.
- Ranked second on the Broncos with 11 special-teams tackles as a rookie in 2005, registering at least a share of the special-teams tackles lead in five games.
- Earned honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference recognition during his senior season at Washington State University, where he started the final 24 games of his collegiate career.
- Selected by the Broncos in the third round (76th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.