It won’t make the kind of splash that signing Brett Favre did, but the Vikings have added another former member of the Packers to their roster after he spent a season playing in the AFC.
The Vikings have been awarded linebacker Terrell Manning off of waivers one day after he was let go by the Chargers. Manning was a fifth-round pick of the Packers in 2012 and played five games for the team before being waived last summer.
Manning was limited to just one game for the Chargers last season because of injuries, so he’s got very little NFL experience under his belt after two years in the league. Manning has spent most of his time as an inside linebacker and he’ll be competing for snaps with Michael Mauti, Jasper Brinkley and Audie Cole if the Vikings put him into the mix at middle linebacker.
The Vikings also signed tight end Allen Reisner on Tuesday as they continue shaping their roster ahead of the 2014 season.