Yesterday, it was reported that the Vikings were going to reunite with their old pal Tom Johnson. Today, the team made the move official, along with clearing the corresponding space on the roster.
David Parry was the odd man out as he was officially waived on Wednesday morning. Parry played 26 snaps at defensive tackle over the first two games of the 2018 season for the Vikings and acquitted himself fairly well. He was credited with a solo tackle, an assisted tackle, and had a sack of Aaron Rodgers last Sunday against the Packers. However, when Johnson was brought back into the fold, Parry became expendable.
Parry should be able to find work elsewhere in short order. He could be a helpful rotational piece on a lot of defensive lines throughout the league. Perhaps on a team like, I don’t know...maybe the Seahawks?
For those of you scoring at home:
So the #Vikings have officially replaced Tom Johnson with Sheldon Richardson and Tom Johnson.— Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) September 19, 2018
The Vikings have now made three official roster changes since their game at Lambeau. Not all of the moves were made at the same time, but these are the net results:
- Aldrick Robinson signed, Stacy Coley waived
- Dan Bailey signed, Daniel Carlson waived
- Tom Johnson signed, David Parry waived
If there were any lingering doubts about whether the Vikings are pushing all their chips in to make a run at the title this season, the moves this week should dispel them. It’s also obvious that players want to be a part of the title run, taking less money to join the team. Even with the Vikings up against the salary cap, they keep finding ways to tweak and improve their roster.