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Minnesota Vikings Sign Tight End Kory Sperry

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The Minnesota Vikings had an empty spot on the roster following the release of tight end A.C. Leonard. . .which we still don't really know all the details of. . .and they signed another tight end to put in that spot.

On Sunday, the team signed tight end Kory Sperry, who has some familiarity with Norv Turner. He was a member of the San Diego Chargers from 2010 to 2012 when Turner was the team's offensive coordinator head coach (my mistake).

Sperry. . .whose full name is Kory Kalani Kahaunaele Sperry. . .was undrafted out of Colorado State in 2009, and was originally on the Chargers' practice squad before being signed by the Miami Dolphins later that year. He spent a couple of weeks with the Denver Broncos before winding up back in San Diego. After the Chargers released him, he spent the 2013 season with the Arizona Cardinals.

Sperry hasn't put up huge numbers over the course of his career. . .in five NFL seasons, he has just nine receptions for 152 yards (which is a pretty healthy average) and one touchdown reception that came during his time with Miami.