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Vikings sign QB Mike Kafka, DE Caesar Rayford

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The future of the Veteran Combine, which had its first run last month, could largely depend on the amount of talent teams end up scooping from the pool.

The Arizona Cardinals were the first to get on the board by inking Ifeanyi Momah and Nathan Slaughter to deals. The Colts picked up Deveron Carr.

According to the Baltimore Sun, wide receiver Thomas Mayo is working out for the Dolphins on Thursday.

Now, the Minnesota Vikings have signed Mike Kafka and defensive end Caesar Rayford this week.

And while these might not jump off the page -- Kafka is the third quarterback on the roster after Pat Devlin's Thursday release -- the event is proving to be an effective vehicle for teams to fill out their rosters.

In the end, isn't that what the 100-plus players flying there wanted in the first place?

Adam Carriker, another combine participant, talked about how unpredictable a player's disappearance is. One moment, teams simply stop calling. Invites dry up. A new wave of players consumes the attention of scouts and general managers.

For at least a few players now, that dreaded moment can be staved off for another few months.

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