Vikings sign linebacker Reshard Cliett

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The Vikings announced the signing of linebacker Reshard Cliett on Thursday.

Cliett, a sixth-round pick of the Texans in 2015, has never appeared in a regular-season game. He also has spent time with the Chiefs, Titans, Cardinals, Jets and Broncos.

In his senior season at the University of South Florida, Cliett made six sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss.

The Vikings also made official the signing of returner Marcus Sherels, who returns to the team for an eighth season.

21 responses to “Vikings sign linebacker Reshard Cliett

  1. He should fit right in with that embarrassing defense that surrendered 10.3 points per quarter over the last 6 quarters of their season.

    It’s always 38 to 7 somewhere…

  2. After spending time with 5 teams and never appearing in a game, what’s the point in signing him now? I understand the concept of “camp bodies” but is he really worthy of even one spot in the top 90 of the Viking’s roster?

  3. ragnarthegreat says:
    March 29, 2018 at 4:20 pm
    Is this the missing piece?
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    It would have been if he signed with the packers.

  4. “Cliett, a sixth-round pick of the Texans in 2015, has never appeared in a regular-season game. He also has spent time with the Chiefs, Titans, Cardinals, Jets and Broncos.”

    slow NFL news day when these signings are being talked about…

  5. notice he passed over a starting spot on the hapless green bay defense just to get an honor to play with this dynamic defense!!!

    Why can’t the packers have nice things???

  6. coachkilla6 says:
    March 29, 2018 at 4:19 pm
    He should fit right in with that embarrassing defense that surrendered 10.3 points per quarter over the last 6 quarters of their season.
    It’s always 38 to 7 somewhere…
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    Except Case Keenum served up the first 7 pts for the Eagles. Case Keenum served up instant scoring position with another fabulous lob pass vs the Saints too. See a pattern??
    Might as well add that Keenum coughed up the ball with less than 4 minutes in the half in the red zone trailing only 14-7……But yeah, blame the D. All teams have to do next year is run 6-8 flea flickers a game, block some punts and hope the Vikes turn the ball over 2-3 times per game. Sounds doable….

  7. Meh — I expect he will be about as effective on an NFL football field as Brett Hundley or DeShone Kizer.

  8. “notice he passed over a starting spot on the hapless green bay defense just to get an honor to play with this dynamic defense!!!”

    The dynamic defense that gave up 31 points in the NFC Championship game? I mean 17 points in one quarter alone. Even the Packers didn’t do that in the playoffs. And the Vikings did it twice in one playoff run.

  9. Looks like an athletic OLB with potential especially in a Zimmer type defense. Looking at highlights, he had two impressive sacks against Teddy Bridgewater at Louisville.

  10. barelylegal18 says:
    March 29, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Looks like an athletic OLB with potential especially in a Zimmer type defense.
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    Six nfl teams seem to disagree with your assessment.

  11. thegreatjimbrown says:

    March 29, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    “notice he passed over a starting spot on the hapless green bay defense just to get an honor to play with this dynamic defense!!!”

    The dynamic defense that gave up 31 points in the NFC Championship game? I mean 17 points in one quarter alone. Even the Packers didn’t do that in the playoffs. And the Vikings did it twice in one playoff run.

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    The Vikings Defense played well all last year. They didn’t play well in one game. One! It’s stupid how people say a defense isn’t good because of one game.

    The Packers didn’t even play in the playoffs. They gave up that many points the year before against the Falcons. MN is clearly a better team outside of Aaron Rodgers. Get over it.

  12. The last time the Packers were in the playoffs, they gave up 75 points in their last two games. It was very impressive, however, that they spread those points out over the entire game rather than giving up most of them in one quarter.

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