Yesterday, the Minnesota Vikings waived rookie running back Roc Thomas in order to make room for Ameer Abdullah on the 53-man roster. Apparently, Thomas didn’t have to spend a lot of time clearing out his locker.
After going unclaimed on waivers, the Vikings have announced that they have signed Thomas to the practice squad. To make room for him there, they waived guard Landon Turner, who was just signed last week.
The Vikings didn’t have a running back on the practice squad prior to today, as they had kept both Thomas and Mike Boone on the 53-man roster since the final cutdowns were made back in early September. They do now, with the re-addition of Thomas.
Even though he had suffered a hamstring injury in Week 8 that had kept him out for Week 9, the Vikings did not waive Thomas with any sort of injury designation. If they had, Thomas would have gone to the injured reserve list. With this course of events, however, Thomas will be available to be brought up to the active roster, which could prove helpful if Dalvin Cook continues to deal with injury issues.
The Vikings now have three offensive linemen on their practice squad as well following Turner’s release. They are tackles Adam Bisnowaty and Storm Norton, and interior lineman Cornelius Edison.