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Minnesota Vikings Free Agency: Vikings sign OL Dakota Dozier

Not a big name, but more competition in the o-line room

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The Minnesota Vikings have made another addition to their offensive line, and though it’s not a big name by any means, with an offensive line in rebuilding mode like the Vikings’ line is, every little bit of competition helps.

The Vikings have announced the signing of offensive lineman Dakota Dozier, who had spent the previous five seasons with the New York Jets.

Dozier played his college football at Furman, the same alma mater as former Vikings fullback Jerome Felton. He was a fourth-round pick of the Jets in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Dozier has appeared in 38 games for the Jets, starting seven of them. Of his seven starts, all of them have been at right guard. A couple of weeks ago, the Vikings signed Josh Kline to, presumably, start at the right guard spot, but Dozier should be able to provide some competition at the very least, and perhaps the Vikings can find another spot for him.

Also, his nickname is apparently “Bull.” Bull Dozier. There are far worse nicknames out there, that’s for sure.

This doesn’t change the fact that the offensive line is still the biggest screaming need for the Vikings as we sit just three weeks away from the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville. But, as I said, with the state that the Vikings’ offensive line is currently in, any competition that the team can bring in is a positive.