With the Minnesota Vikings having an open spot on the 53-man roster following the one-game suspension of safety Andrew Sendejo, the purple have chosen to promote an offensive lineman from their practice squad to fill the empty spot on the roster.
The team has just announced via the Twitters that they have promoted offensive lineman Cornelius Edison to the 53-man roster in advance of Sunday’s game in London against the Cleveland Browns.
Edison signed with the Vikings’ practice squad in early September. He had previously spent time with the Chicago Bears, where he was on the active roster for six games, and was with the Atlanta Falcons for their Training Camp this past offseason. An undrafted free agent out of Portland State, Edison won the FCS Rimington Award in 2014, being recognized as the best center at the FCS level of college football.
The fact that the Vikings have promoted an offensive lineman might reflect on how they feel about the health of a couple of their players. Starting left guard Nick Easton is again listed as “questionable” on this week’s injury report, and Jeremiah Sirles (who started in Easton’s spot last week against Baltimore) has already been ruled out for Sunday. The Vikings may need to have undrafted free agent Aviante Collins “up” for this one in order to provide some depth along the offensive line along with Rashod Hill. Or they may end up having Edison activated as he appears to be more of an interior line backup while Collins has been seeing time at tackle.
But, the Vikings have filled their final spot on the 53-man roster ahead of this week’s game with somebody not named Teddy Bridgewater. The team now has a full complement of players and should be ready to go for this week’s contest.