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Vikings sign linebacker Stanford Keglar

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The Vikings announced the signing of former Titans and Texans linebacker Stanford Keglar on Wednesday.

Keglar, 27, has not appeared in an NFL game since 2010 with Houston. He was a fourth-round pick of the Titans and played two seasons as a reserve with Tennessee (2008, 2009) before moving on to Houston for part of the 2010 campaign. The Texans waived him in September 2011.

In 2012, Keglar played in three games with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League.

Keglar (6-2, 250) has previously played outside linebacker in a 4-3 front, which Minnesota employs. His signing gives the Vikings nine linebackers on the roster.

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18 Responses to “Vikings sign linebacker Stanford Keglar”
  1. stevent92 says: May 29, 2013 12:00 PM

    Super Bowl

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 29, 2013 12:05 PM

    The pieces are in pl…

    I mean, first guy cut in training camp.

  3. gdeli says: May 29, 2013 12:09 PM

    why? what the heck is going on? ha

  4. Norseman says: May 29, 2013 12:11 PM

    At last the missing piece to the Super Bowl… oh wait… maybe just a hopeful upgrade over the practice squad type guy we released last week.

  5. We need Bud Grant says: May 29, 2013 12:13 PM

    Why can’t I suggest that Urlacher might have been a better signing than this guy? stevent92 can suggest that signing Keglar means automatic trip to the Super Bowl. I think that might be a saracast remark, with the interpretation being that the Vikings will in fact not be going to the Super Bowl. He can say that, but I, a 32+ fan of the Vikings, cannot mention that I would have pereferred that the Vikings sign Brian Urlacher and not Stanford Keglar? Very confusing.

  6. beefturkey says: May 29, 2013 12:15 PM

    The pieces are in place.

  7. bestbitter says: May 29, 2013 12:24 PM

    I wonder what school he graduated from..?

    Whats that? He graduated from Purdue University? Thanks for the info!

    You’re welcome!

  8. vikingsfan75 says: May 29, 2013 12:26 PM

    Awesome signing! I completely get why the vikes passed on signing Urlacher now…BRILLIANT!

  9. operwapitsai says: May 29, 2013 12:26 PM

    not inside? interesting….

  10. purplengold says: May 29, 2013 12:28 PM

    Any relation to Ragnar?

  11. vikesfansteve says: May 29, 2013 12:31 PM

    They would bring back EJ Henderson but he says if he is making 5 times less than another player it will effect his mentality. Sad really because he can still play. 2 weeks before camp breaks the headline will read Vikings release Stanford Keglar.

  12. squared80 says: May 29, 2013 12:58 PM

    Michael Mauti is their biggest hope.

  13. whatjusthapped says: May 29, 2013 1:10 PM

    This is totally outside the usual Viking approach; true, this is player who ordinarily would make any of the other 31 team’s rosters but usually the Vikings look for other team’s big name cast offs (Urlacher, Jennings) on the downside of their career so they can pay them big money. Forget production on the field, that would take a draft and develop approach and look what happened to Percy Harvin, a rising star that wanted to win so he logically asked for a trade.

  14. jonnyfootball82 says: May 29, 2013 1:35 PM

    He’s in it to win it

  15. conormacleod says: May 29, 2013 1:37 PM

    Take it easy people. You are aware that every NFL team needs bodies for training camp, right? This isn’t the missing piece to the puzzle. I’m not even sure why PFT is writing about it.

  16. ponderthedumpoffking says: May 29, 2013 3:40 PM

    Well, anything to improve that horrible defense from last year.

  17. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: May 29, 2013 4:08 PM

    I will be very disappointed in the English language if his semiofficial nickname doesn’t turn out to be “Kegles”.

  18. zn0rseman says: May 29, 2013 11:18 PM

    Audie Cole!

    Michael Mauti

    Both better options for MLB in 2013 than an old and injured Brian Urlacher who would command 10 times the money just for his name.

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