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Minnesota Vikings welcome back an old friend

The team was expected to make a roster move, and they made one on Tuesday

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Fans of the Minnesota Vikings have been refreshing their favorite Vikings’ websites. . .especially this one, hopefully. . .and monitoring their social media all day in anticipation of Rick Spielman and company making a roster move. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I’m happy to report that the team has done just that, and it’s time to welcome an old friend back into the purple fold.

Yes, everybody. . .Willie Beavers is back with the Minnesota Vikings.

The team announced earlier this morning that they had brought Beavers back to the practice squad. In order to make room for him, the team has waived running back Bronson Hill.

Beavers was the Vikings’ fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Western Michigan, and did not initially make the team. He was brought back to the practice squad, and the litany of injuries that the team suffered along the offensive line saw the team bring him up to the active roster. He did not make the team this season, and after being waived he was actually picked up by the New England Patriots and stayed on their practice squad for a stretch, but was recently released.

Beavers becomes the third offensive lineman on the Vikings’ practice squad, joining Cornelius Edison and Cedric Lang. With Hill’s release, the team has no running backs on the practice squad, though they do now have three on the active roster after claiming former Washington Redskins’ running back Mack Brown during the bye week.

If the Vikings make any other roster moves. . .and it’s not like we’re expecting any. . .we’ll have them for you right here as soon as they happen.