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Vikings lose Josh Samuda to ankle injury, sign Allen Reisner

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Offensive lineman Josh Samuda was going to need a lot of things to go his way this offseason in order to gain a role on the Vikings come the regular season.

It doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Samuda, who signed a reserve/future contract with the team in January, fractured and dislocated his ankle during Tuesday’s workout. He’s expected to have surgery on Wednesday and is probably a candidate to miss the entire season.

That would make two years without any game action for Samuda, who was waived by the Dolphins before the start of last season and never caught on anywhere else.

The Vikings also added a player to the roster on Tuesday when they signed tight end Allen Reisner. Reisner was previously a member of the Vikings, playing 10 games for them across the 2011 and 2012 seasons before being waived late in 2012. He was claimed by the Jaguars and caught five passes in five games for the Jaguars last season.

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14 Responses to “Vikings lose Josh Samuda to ankle injury, sign Allen Reisner”
  1. fwippel says: Apr 15, 2014 4:11 PM

    Good signing of Reisner. The guy catches everything that’s thrown at him, and if he’s given a chance, he’ll be a great complement to Kyle Rudolph.

  2. deltaoracle says: Apr 15, 2014 4:16 PM

    What is it with this team and foot and ankle problems?

  3. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Apr 15, 2014 4:23 PM

    They’re going to have the best backups in the league. Too bad they’re going to have to start a bunch of them….

  4. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 15, 2014 4:24 PM

    That’s a shame. Samuda had the best arm among their QBs.

  5. 92nick182govikings says: Apr 15, 2014 4:26 PM

    Welcome back Reisner!

  6. 40for60alldaybaby says: Apr 15, 2014 4:30 PM

    Reisner’s a former Hawkeye & knows how to play.

  7. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 15, 2014 4:34 PM

    I wouldn’t bet against them improving to 6 wins this year.

  8. deflateddome says: Apr 15, 2014 4:46 PM

    Packer fans are worried about foot and ankle problems. Look who was their only FA signing this year..

    On another note TT is negotiating to trade down and get the entire 7th round of the draft this year…

  9. atthemurph says: Apr 15, 2014 4:51 PM

    I guess that seals it. The vikings win the off season again! Reisner makes them the most talented team in the NFL and a shoo in to win it all. Time to dust out the trophy case.

  10. vikingsftw says: Apr 15, 2014 5:17 PM

    More garbage to pile on our trash heep of FA. Uggh
    I predict big failure this year and the Magician finally gets the boot next year.

  11. ariani1985 says: Apr 15, 2014 6:32 PM

    I love alper and the vikings equal!

  12. skolvikes28allday says: Apr 15, 2014 6:39 PM

    Chase Ford is better

    them tight ends from miami are very good

  13. larrycenters says: Apr 16, 2014 12:27 AM

    Nice job there Marcus Evans….way to go Zimmer and company. Hire a qualified lifin coach next time.

  14. guitarfreak21 says: May 16, 2014 4:56 PM

    Why do we care about resigning Reisner 8 times… if you can cut him so many times, is he really worth resigning?

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