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Vikings Claim Ryan Connelly, Add Players To Practice Squad – Vikings.com

Vikings Claim Ryan Connelly, Add Players To Practice Squad – Vikings.com

Eagan, Minn. (September 6, 2020) The Minnesota Vikings have announced the following roster moves:

CLAIMED VIA WAIVERS:

NO…… PLAYER……………………….. POS…EXP…………….. COLLEGE

TBD…. Ryan Connelly………………….. LB……. 2……………… Wisconsin

WAIVED:

NO…… PLAYER……………………….. POS…EXP…………….. COLLEGE

47……. Hardy Nickerson……………….. LB……. 4…………………… Illinois

PLACED ON RESERVE/INJURED:

NO…… PLAYER……………………….. POS…EXP…………….. COLLEGE

46……. Myles Dorn……………………….. S……. R………… North Carolina

SIGNED TO PRACTICE SQUAD:

NO…… PLAYER……………………….. POS…EXP…………….. COLLEGE

40……. Jake Bargas…………………….. FB……. R………… North Carolina

64……. Blake Brandel…………………….. T……. R…………. Oregon State

3……… Jake Browning…………………. QB……. 1…………… Washington

76……. Aviante Collins………………… G/T……. 4……………………… TCU

86……. Brandon Dillon………………….. TE……. 1………………….. Marian

32……. Mark Fields II…………………… CB……. 1……………….. Clemson

68……. Kyle Hinton……………………….. G……. R……………… Washburn

15……. Alexander Hollins…………….. WR……. 1………… Eastern Illinois

61……. Brett Jones……………………….. C……. 6…….. Regina (Canada)

48……. Blake Lynch……………………… LB……. R…………………… Baylor

26……. Nate Meadors………………….. CB……. 1……………………. UCLA

44……. Josh Metellus…………………….. S……. R……………….. Michigan

7……… Nate Stanley……………………. QB……. R……………………. Iowa

The Vikings practice squad now stands at 13 of a possible 16 players.

Ryan Connelly (6-2, 236) joins the Minnesota Vikings a day after being waived by the New York Giants during final cuts on September 5. Connelly spent his rookie season with the Giants in 2019, playing in four games with three starts before suffering a season-ending injury against Washington. In 2019, he collected 20 tackles, 1.0 sack and two interceptions. The Eden Prairie, Minnesota, native was a fifth-round pick (143rd overall) out of Wisconsin by the Giants in the 2019 NFL Draft. He played in 52 career games with 26 starts for the Badgers, accumulating 246 tackles (156 solo), 29.0 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and seven passes defensed for his career. As a senior in 2018, Connelly was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award (given to the nation’s best linebacker) and the Burlsworth Trophy (awarded to the most outstanding FBS college football player who began his career as a walk-on).

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