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Report: Vikings to sign LB Quentin Poling

Let’s learn a bit about him

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It appears that the Minnesota Vikings are going to be making another roster move here shortly.

Per Close, Personal Friend of The Daily Norseman Tom Pelissero™, the Vikings will be signing linebacker Quentin Poling, pending COVID-19 testing and a physical.

Poling was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round (#227 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Ohio University. He had a solid career with the Bobcats, being named first-team All-MAC as a senior and leaving Ohio as the team’s all-time leader in tackles and tackles for loss.

He was waived by the Dolphins as part of their final cuts and eventually found his way to the Oakland Raiders. He was promoted briefly to the Raiders’ active roster, but was released and signed with the Falcons’ practice squad. After his deal with the Falcons expired, he signed again with the Raiders, but was waived back in May. Poling has yet to appear in a regular season NFL game, so we don’t have much else to tell you about him.

With the Vikings’ active roster already at 80 (with three players on the COVID-19 list), the team will have to make a corresponding roster move to make room for Poling if the testing and physical goes well.