Former University of Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong, who was rumored to be signing with the Minnesota Vikings before not signing with the Minnesota Vikings, has officially signed with the Minnesota Vikings. The team just made the announcement via their website and Twitter accounts.
In order to make room for Armstrong on the roster, the Vikings waived wide receiver Mitch Mathews.
Armstrong was one of a handful of players that the Vikings brought in for a tryout following the 2017 NFL Draft, and the indications from Armstrong was that the Vikings were going to sign him. However, the team wound up not inking him to a deal at that time.
When Armstrong first got to the rookie tryout, the team said that they were going to give him a try at running back, but a couple of days into the tryout moved him to the safety position instead. Presumably, that’s where they see him fitting into the team.
The Vikings do have some questions at the safety position next to Harrison Smith, and while Armstrong would have to be considered a long shot at best at this point, at least he’s getting a shot.