Vikings Reach Agreement with Chukwurah

July 18, 2001

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -

The Minnesota Vikings said Wednesday they havereached agreement with rookie linebacker Patrick Chukwurah.

Chukwurah, a fifth-round pick from Wyoming, agreed to a three-year deal witha $106,750 signing bonus, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported.

The team also reported progress in negotiations with several other rookies,including third-round cornerback Eric Kelly, sixth-round cornerback CareyScott and seventh-round offensive lineman Brian Crawford.