On the eve of OTAs at Winter Park, the Minnesota Vikings have made themselves a roster move.
The team has announced that they have signed defensive lineman Travis Raciti. Raciti played his college ball at San Jose State University, and was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles after going undrafted in 2015. He spent the 2015 season on the Eagles' practice squad.
Raciti is listed as a defensive end, but with his size (6'5", 285 pounds), he seems like someone that could potentially slide inside to a tackle position if necessary.
To make room for Raciti on the roster, the team has released running back Brandon Ross. Ross, a former teammate of Stefon Diggs at the University of Maryland, was signed in the undrafted free agency period following the 2016 NFL Draft. Any running back is going to have some tough sledding to make the roster in Minnesota, it would appear, and now Ross can see if there are opportunities out there elsewhere for him.
It's not a move that will make huge news for our favorite football team. But, as Vikings fans, we know that it's not always a good thing if your team is "making news" at this point of the offseason anyway.