Vikings sign fifth-round pick Rodney Adams

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of fifth-round pick Rodney Adams, the first member of their 11-player draft class to finalize a contract.

Adams, a wide receiver from South Florida, would be in line to receive a $246,516 signing bonus and total salaries of $2.4 million over the next four years.

The 170th pick in the draft figures to come in as a slot receiver who will also get a chance to replace Cordarrelle Patterson as the Vikings' kickoff returner. Adams returned 46 kicks in college, averaging 29.1 yards per return and scoring one touchdown. Seventh-round pick Stacy Coley could also get a chance to be the team's return man going forward.