How many Mike Zimmers does it take for the Vikings to build a team for the 2014 season?
Right now, the answer is two. The Vikings announced a number of roster moves on Monday, including the signing of linebacker Mike Zimmer after he tried out for the team during their rookie minicamp.
That name is a familiar one to the Vikings after they hired Mike Zimmer to be their head coach. The linebacker is not the as the coach trying to draw an extra salary, the younger Zimmer spent preseason with Jacksonville last year, and is not related to the coach. He did, however, attend Illinois State, which is also the alma mater of the Vikings’ head coach.
Time is a flat circle, my friends.
Zimmer will try to earn a spot on the roster, but there’s a good chance that we’ll find out what happens when Mike Zimmer tells Mike Zimmer that there’s no place for him on a team coached by Mike Zimmer.
The Vikes also signed linebacker Dom DeCicco, who played 20 games for the Bears in 2011 and 2012. He didn’t play in the NFL last season after failing to make the roster in Tampa, but did enough during his tryout to earn more time.
Minnesota waived quarterback Travis Partridge and guard Conor Boffeli in the roster shuffle.