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Minnesota Vikings Sign Defensive Tackle Greg Hickman

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The Minnesota Vikings made a roster move on Friday morning. . .nothing earth-shattering or anything, but it's a move in any case.

The team has signed defensive tackle Greg Hickman. Hickman went undrafted in 2014 out of Florida International, and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions. He didn't stick with the Lions for long, getting cut on 24 August, and he did not re-sign with another NFL team. He took his talents north to play for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.

According to the scouting report from Pride of Detroit that's linked above, Hickman was a linebacker for his first couple of seasons at FIU, and then switched to the defensive line. He played under Andre Patterson, who was the defensive line coach for Florida International in 2013 and was hired by Mike Zimmer to do the same for the Vikings. He was also a college teammate of current Vikings' guard Isame Faciane, who was a defensive tackle before making the switch to guard.

To make room for Hickman on the roster, the team waived wide receiver Gavin Lutman with an injury designation. That means that the team has waived him and that other teams can pick him up if they wish, but if nobody does the Vikings can place him on their own injured reserve list.