Vikings sign LB Troy Reeder from Chargers

The Minnesota Vikings have added linebacker depth to their roster by signing Troy Reeder, the team announced Wednesday evening. Reeder previously played for the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams.

This move is likely just extra insurance for a linebacker group that needs depth. Earlier this offseason, the Vikings released longtime veteran Eric Kendricks and worked with Jordan Hicks to restructure his contract.

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During Reeder’s four-year career, he’s been much more of a depth piece and special teams player, accumulating 143 tackles, five sacks, and three forced fumbles.

It’s not a splashy move, but head coach Kevin O’Connell has some familiarity with him from their tenure together with the Rams, and this move provides the Vikings with the flexibility to take the best player available in the NFL Draft.

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