After trying out at the team’s rookie minicamp, former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong said the team planned to sign him as a safety in advance of Organized Team Activities. They didn’t then, but they have now.
The Vikings announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Armstrong, whom they’ve designated as a safety. He spent the first two days of the minicamp at running back, before switching to safety for the last day.
To create a roster spot, the Vikings waived receiver Mitch Mathews.
Armstrong generated a 30-14 record as a starting quarterback for the Cornhuskers, giving him the third most wins in team history.