On Tuesday, the Arizona Cardinals poached a member of the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad, as they signed offensive lineman Colby Gossett to their 53-man roster. Gossett, a sixth-round pick of the Vikings this past year out of Appalachian State, spent camp with the Vikings and was signed to the practice squad on the first day practice squads could be formed.
To take his place, the Vikings went through a. . .sigh. . .changing of the guard, signing guard Landon Turner to their practice squad.
Turner, who won the Jim Parker Trophy for the best offensive lineman in college football (as given by the Touchdown Club of Columbus) in 2015, was a first-team All-American and first-team All-ACC that season as well. Even with that pedigree, he surprisingly went undrafted out of the University of North Carolina in 2016. He then signed with the New Orleans Saints, and appeared in seven games for them as a rookie with one start in his rookie season. He was then on the Saints’ practice squad in 2017 and most of 2018, but was waived back on 24 October.
So, with that reshuffling, and the moves we saw late last week, the Vikings’ practice squad now looks like this:
- WR Jeff Badet
- WR Chad Beebe
- OT Adam Bisnowaty
- LB Reshard Cliett
- DT Curtis Cothran
- OL Cornelius Edison
- TE Cole Hikutini
- CB Craig James
- G Landon Turner
Unless the roster page on the Vikings’ website is off, it appears that the Vikings still have an open spot on the practice squad. We’ll see if they fill that opening in the next day or two here.