Report: Vikings to re-sign safety George Iloka ‘if all goes as planned’

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Harrison Smith even thought it looked “funny” that the Vikings’ initial 53-man roster had just two safeties.

Minnesota signed Nate Meadors, who can play at safety, to the active roster since then, but still, it might help to have more depth at that position.

Well, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, safety help could be on the way if all goes to plan. Tomasson reported that free agent safety George Iloka was in the Twin Cities Tuesday to undergo coronavirus testing, and that Iloka could be signed to the 53-man roster before the Colts game.

Iloka played for the Vikings in 2018, starting three games for the team. Before that, he had a stint with the Bengals. He finished 2017 with five pass deflections for Cincinnati.

He’s probably not a key player for the 2020 Vikings, but he is good depth at a position that currently needs it.