The Vikings are bringing in some veteran help on their offensive line.
Minnesota is expected to sign offensive tackle Jake Long today, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Vikings needed some help on the line after putting their starting right tackle, Andre Smith, on injured reserve yesterday. The Vikings previously placed their starting left tackle, Matt Kalil, on injured reserve as well.
Long was the first overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. He played five years for the Dolphins and then two for the Rams before signing in Atlanta last year, where he played in only four games, with no starts. It’s unclear how much Long has left, but the Vikings think he can help, and with the injuries they’ve suffered, they need help.