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Vikings finally sign Tommy Armstrong

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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.

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11 Responses to “Vikings finally sign Tommy Armstrong”
  1. 250dollarnflowner says: May 30, 2017 9:24 PM

    rumor has it that green bay was looking at Armstrong to play running back or tight end.

  2. jimmysee says: May 30, 2017 9:54 PM

    Getting cut must be pretty bad. Getting cut because your team signed someone who is a quarterback, oops, I mean a running back, oops I mean a safety must be devastating.

  3. blowfishes says: May 30, 2017 9:59 PM

    Camp fodder and a possible candidate for the practice squad.

  4. filthymcnasty3 says: May 30, 2017 10:29 PM

    Poor lil Teddy.

  5. cribbage12 says: May 30, 2017 10:34 PM


  6. codiablo says: May 30, 2017 10:56 PM

    hope he can make the practice squad – very athletic, ruined my day a few times during his college career.

  7. jimmysee says: May 30, 2017 11:16 PM

    Is this guy Joe Webb2 for the Vikings?

  8. In Teddy We Trust says: May 30, 2017 11:39 PM

    If teams sign basketball players and try to make them into football players, it must make sense to sign a quarterback who is obviously a great athlete and move him to a new position. Even if he’s a long shot, he has to have more potential than Mitch Mathews.

  9. unluckyirish says: May 31, 2017 6:45 AM

    TA was a four-year starter at QB, but was not named team captain by his own players. Telling.

  10. truthbetold109 says: May 31, 2017 9:14 AM

    All of the vikings trolls like to make fun of Packers players for playing other than their college position. I am sure they will say nothing about a QB playing Safety.

  11. fmc651 says: May 31, 2017 11:10 AM

    No untruth -Vikings fans make fun of the packers for signing college basketball players that aren’t good at football.

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