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Vikings Sign John Lowdermilk To The Practice Squad

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On Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings shuffled their practice squad a bit, adding someone with a name that should sound familiar to long-time fans of the team.

The Vikings signed safety John Lowdermilk to the practice squad. He is the son of Kirk Lowdermilk, who played center for the Vikings from 1985 to 1992.

John Lowdermilk played his college ball at Iowa, and went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft. He signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent, but was released by the Chargers before the start of the 2014 season.

To make room for Lowdermilk on the practice squad, the Vikings released linebacker Terrance Plummer.

You can read more about John Lowdermilk in this story from our friends at our Iowa Hawkeyes' site, Black Heart Gold Pants.

The Vikings' ten-man practice squad now looks like this:

DE B.J. Dubose
Isame Faciane
WR Isaac Fruechte
Anthony Harris
TE Dominique Jones
S John Lowdermilk
DE Zach Moore
FB Blake Renaud
RB Dominique Williams
David Yankey