One of Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer’s former charges with the Bengals has signed up to rejoin Zimmer in Minnesota.
The Vikings announced that they have signed defensive back Chris Crocker as a free agent. Crocker spent the last six seasons with the Bengals and also played for Zimmer in 2007 when both men were part of the Falcons organization.
Crocker has played both safety and nickel corner over the years, offering versatility to go with the experience that comes with playing 151 games in the NFL. The Vikings haven’t settled on a safety to start alongside Harrison Smith yet, so Crocker could work his way into the mix there. If not, his ability to contribute on special teams could also help him land a roster spot come September.
The Vikings released defensive end Rakim Cox to make room for Crocker on the roster.