The Minnesota Vikings have been hit hard with injuries at the tackle position. Right now, they only have three healthy tackles in Christian Darrisaw, Oli Udoh and rookie Vederian Lowe.
Before Wednesday’s practice, the Vikings activated the practice window of tackle Blake Brandel. He will be eligible to practice for the next 21 days before either being promoted to the active roster or staying on injured reserve for the rest of the season.
Brandel tore his MCL against the Detroit Lions after playing well in Darrisaw’s absence. He had his best game against the New England Patriots when he only allowed one pressure but that one was a sack to Josh Uche.
With Brian O’Neill out with a torn Achilles tendon, the addition of Brandel will make a huge difference, especially if Udoh struggles.