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Report: David Cobb To Work Out For Vikings On Saturday

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The former Gopher might be the replacement for Bishop Sankey

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Earlier today, when talking about the season-ending injury to running back Bishop Sankey, I speculated that the Minnesota Vikings might look to a position other than running back for someone else to add to the roster, given the fact that their depth chart is already set and they have some players that need to get some repetitions.

Apparently that isn’t going to be the case, at least not initially.

Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that running back David Cobb is set to work out for the purple on Saturday.

Cobb was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent a season with the Titans, but was released prior to the 2016 season. He spent time on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad, but they released him and the Chicago Bears signed him to their practice squad.

Many of our readers will remember Cobb’s outstanding collegiate career at the University of Minnesota. He broke the school’s single-season rushing yardage record in 2014, running for 1,626 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season. The 5’11”, 230-pound Cobb averaged 5.1 yards per carry in his college career, but hasn’t done much in the pros.

Should the Vikings sign Cobb to a deal, do you think the former Gopher has any chance of finding his way on to the roster? Could he snag a practice squad spot? I hope we get an opportunity to find out.