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Vikings Won’t Be Signing Armstrong After All

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A tweet says the former Cornhusker is moving on

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Right after the 2017 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings invited former Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong to their rookie tryout camp. After shifting from quarterback to running back, and then shifting again to safety, it sounded like Armstrong was pretty excited to continue working with the Vikings in some capacity.

However, after what Armstrong said yesterday, it doesn’t appear that’s going to be the case any longer.

After signing wide receiver Michael Floyd earlier this week, the team released undrafted free agent offensive lineman Nick Fett to make room. That means that the Vikings were still at the 90-man roster limit, and they simply couldn’t find anyone they felt comfortable enough with releasing to make room for Armstrong on the squad.

With Armstrong not signing, it doesn’t appear as though any of the players that the Vikings brought in for their rookie tryout camp will be added to the roster in any capacity. The team generally has at least one rookie tryout that they keep around going into Training Camp, but they haven’t announced any signings to that effect so far. Since it’s been a week since that camp took place, any signing of any of the players from that tryout now would be pretty surprising.