For the past couple of seasons, Zach Line has been the lone fullback on the Minnesota Vikings’ roster. However, Line entered free agency this offseason, and to date has not been brought back to the Vikings (or been signed with anyone else). While the fullback position has not been as highly utilized by the Vikings recently as it has been in the past, but it appears that their answer at that position is already in-house.
Or, to put it another way. . .the fullback position for the Vikings may be about to go HAM.
@PAOnTheMic She is growing to fast! But thanks man, just getting the hang of this Fullback stuff— CJ Ham (@cjham28) May 7, 2017
It sounds like the Vikings could be moving running back C.J. Ham to the fullback position, based on what he said to Paul Allen on Twitter yesterday.
Ham, who led the Vikings in rushing last preseason but spent much of the year on the practice squad, got promoted to the active roster late in the season. He didn’t receive any carries in the short time he was on the active roster, but he was up for a game or two.
With the running back depth chart appearing to be set for the Vikings, now that rookie Dalvin Cook has been added to veterans Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon. If the pride of Augustana University (NOT College. . .apparently that was changed a few years back) wants to make the big roster again this season, a shift to fullback might be the only way for him to get there.