8 Players Who Might Find Themselves on the Vikings Practice Squad in 2013

July 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Thursday, July 25, 90 players will report to training camp for the Minnesota Vikings in Mankato, Minnesota.
On the line will be 53 roster spots, along with eight slots on Minnesota's practice squad. While the goal of every player at training camp is to make the final roster, the reality for some is that the goal is to make enough of an impression at camp to be signed to the practice squad.
NFL practice squads are for players who haven't accrued a season of free agency credit, or who were on the 46-player Active List for less than nine regular season games during each of any accrued seasons. No player can serve on a practice squad for more than three seasons.
In simpler terms, the practice squad is used by NFL teams to stash players of promise, players who are good practice guys and can move seamlessly onto the active roster if and when injuries occur.
Teams also find ways around keeping just eight players. Last year, the Vikings cut and re-signed defensive end Er...

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