Vikings sign long snapper/Air Force 2d Lt. Cutting

Austin Cutting has two new jobs.

The 21-year-old Texas native is an acquisitions officer for the Air Force, and he also signed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday to be a long snapper.

The Vikings made him a seventh-round draft pick (250th overall) out of the Air Force Academy in April.

Cutting, a second lieutenant, will be allowed to serve his two-year military commitment while simultaneous playing in the NFL, the (Saint Paul, Minn.) Pioneer Press reported Sunday.

According to the newspaper, Cutting was set to receive a four-year, $2.59 million contract, including a $74,576 signing bonus.

The Air Force plans to employ Cutting as a recruiting officer, according to his agent, Darren Deloatche.

"(Cutting is) thankful," Deloatche told the Pioneer Press. "It's a weight off his shoulders at this stage. ... He's definitely excited about this opportunity to compete in the NFL right now. ... But he wants to serve his country."

The Vikings reported that Cutting will challenge incumbent Kevin McDermott for the role as the team's long snapper.

With Cutting and New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and outside linebacker Oshane Ximines signing Monday, only four of this year's draft picks remain unsigned: San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (first round), New York Jets defensive linemen Quinnen Williams (first round), Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns (first round) and 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (second round).

--Field Level Media