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Former Alabama DL, Dalvin Tomlinson inks a two-year deal for the Minnesota Vikings

Dalvin Tomlinson tackles Deshaun Watson of Clemson in 2017 CFP National Championship Game
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Dalvin Tomlinson is no longer in the NFC East.

After spending his first four seasons with the New York Giants, the former Alabama defensive lineman is now with the Minnesota Vikings.

On Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Tomlinson signing a two-year deal worth $22 million to link up with the Vikings in the NFC North. His deal includes $20 million in total guarantees, $16 million fully guaranteed, a $15 million signing bonus, and he will make $16 million in his first year. The 6-foot-3, 318-pounder is a very productive player upfront.

Tomlinson was taken at No. 55 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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He totaled 207 tackles, eight sacks, and five pass breakups in 64 career games with the Giants.

During his four years at Alabama (2012-16), Tomlinson recorded 122 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 10 breakups, five sacks, and 13 quarterback hurries. He tallied 62 tackles (5.5 for loss), three sacks, four breakups, and seven quarterback hurries in 2016 on a defense that was the best of the Nick Saban era. Tomlinson won four Southeastern Conference titles (2012, 2014-16) and two national championships (2012, 2015).

He will be a great addition to the Vikings.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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