When a spot opened up on the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad yesterday, yours truly speculated that the spot could go to either cornerback Kendall James or offensive lineman Mike Remmers, both of whom had spent time with the Vikings during the off-season and pre-season.
As it turns out, neither one of them wound up with the spot. Instead, the Vikings signed linebacker Josh Kaddu to their practice squad on Tuesday.
The 6'3", 240-pound Kaddu, a fifth-round pick (#155 overall) of the Miami Dolphins in the 2012 NFL Draft, played his college ball at the University of Oregon. He was a first-team All-Pac 12 linebacker in 2011. During his time in Miami, he played in five games and did not register any stats. He was released by the Dolphins in October of 2013, and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad. This past year, he was one of the players cut by the Eagles to get their roster down to 53 players.
Welcome to Minnesota, Josh Kaddu!