It doesn’t appear as though the Minnesota Vikings are done making roster moves yet, as they’ve brought in another player to potentially add depth to the defensive line.
Per numerous reports, defensive tackle David Parry is visiting with the Vikings today.
Parry was a 5th round pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2015 out of Stanford, and started all 16 games for Indianapolis in his first two seasons with the team. In February of 2017, he ran into some legal trouble in Arizona. According to The Sporting News, this is what happened:
According to a police report obtained by the Indianapolis Star, Parry, 24, was one of three people picked up at downtown Phoenix bar and driven to a Scottsdale apartment complex in a street-legal golf cart being used as a taxi.
When the driver stopped to drop off the other two passengers and exited the cart to collect payment, Parry allegedly hit the driver in the head and tried to flee in the golf cart. Officers later got a call of a hit-and-run and found the cart crashed into a gate.
So there’s that. Parry wound up pleading guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and “attempted unlawful means of transportation.” (He had originally been charged with felony robbery, felony unlawful use of transportation and misdemeanor threats.)
Parry was released by the Colts in September of 2017 and signed with the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad. He was on the active roster for one week before being placed on injured reserve.
With the Vikings’ roster currently at 92 players (the regular allotment of 90 plus the suspended Kentrell Brothers and Cayleb Jones), if the Vikings do sign Parry, they will have to make a corresponding roster move. We’ll see if that actually happens.