On Friday, the Minnesota Vikings made a roster move to address their secondary. It was not an addition to the cornerback room, but rather a safety that they’re adding to the roster.
The Vikings have claimed safety Steven Parker off of waivers from the Miami Dolphins, according to numerous sources.
Parker went undrafted out of Oklahoma in 2018 and was signed by the Los Angeles Rams, spending the season on their practice squad. He went through camp with the Rams in 2019 as well, but was part of their final cuts and wound up signing with the Dolphins, appearing in 14 games for Miami last season.
Parker started four of those 14 games for the Dolphins, and wound up with 20 tackles, three passes defended, and two interceptions. He will compete for a spot on the depth chart behind Anthony Harris and Harrison Smith.
In order to add Parker to the roster, the Vikings will have to make some sort of move, as they are already at the maximum of 80 players. Once we find out what the corresponding move is, we will let everyone know.