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Minnesota Vikings officially place Nick Easton on IR, sign OG Kaleb Johnson

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A changing of the guards. Get it?

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On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings made a move to shore up their offensive line depth a bit, at least for the remainder of Training Camp.

The team has signed guard Kaleb Johnson, who had been waived by the Chicago Bears on Saturday. Johnson played his college ball at Rutgers, and went undrafted in 2015. He’s never appeared in a regular season NFL game, but has made stops with the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, and Kansas City Chiefs in his first three seasons in the NFL.

To make room for him on the roster, the Vikings officially placed guard Nick Easton on injured reserve, effectively ending his season. Easton had surgery on a herniated disc in his neck last week after getting a second opinion on his injuries.

This certainly isn’t the high-impact signing that I’m sure most Vikings fans were hoping for, but it does give the team more offensive linemen to take a look at over the course of the rest of this preseason. We’ll have to see how the situation shakes out over the next couple of weeks.