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Vikings sign Nick Truesdell to practice squad, waive Storm Norton

Now there’s a third tight end available

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

When the Minnesota Vikings decided to activate quarterback Sam Bradford to the 53-man roster prior to Sunday’s playoff victory, they made room for him by waiving tight end Kyle Carter. Ordinarily, they would have just brought Carter back to the practice squad. However, during the postseason, there is a 10-day wait on any waiver claims, which means that if the Vikings want Carter back, they will have to wait until after the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The move, however, left the Vikings with just two true tight ends in Kyle Rudolph and David Morgan. The team remedied that problem yesterday with the signing of a familiar face.

The Vikings have brought back tight end Nick Truesdell, who spent Training Camp with the Vikings and was a part of their final cuts. To make room for him on the practice squad, the team waived offensive tackle Storm Norton.

The 6’7”, 250-pound Truesdell is well-traveled. After having some legal issues in college, he spent some time in several indoor football leagues before finally getting a shot with the Indianapolis Colts in 2016. After being waived by the Colts, he returned to the indoor football league scene, and was brought in by the Vikings for Training Camp this past season before being a part of their final cuts.

Norton, an undrafted rookie out of Toledo, was signed by the team in mid-December.

So, with this move, the Vikings’ practice squad now looks like this:

  • WR Rodney Adams
  • WR Cayleb Jones
  • OT Dieugot Joseph
  • OT Cedrick Lang
  • DT Caushaud Lyons
  • DE Ifeadi Odenigbo
  • CB Horace Richardson
  • S Jack Tocho
  • TE Nick Truesdell
  • LB Antwione Williams