Vikings add a pair of players

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The Vikings began the process of restocking the roster after suffering a load of injuries in their last preseason game.

The team announced they signed a pair of players — fullback Kobe McCrary and guard Kareem Are.

McCrary is an undrafted rookie who went to minicamp with the Vikings on a tryout basis (which means he was geographically nearby).

Are was in training camp with the Raiders last season, after a three-year career at Florida State (where he played with his new-again teammate Dalvin Cook).

The Vikings released kicker Kai Forbath and dropped four injured players from the roster earlier today.

19 responses to “Vikings add a pair of players

  1. carlpanzramwasatypicalminnesotan says:
    August 20, 2018 at 3:55 pm
    The pieces are in place.

    3rd in the division seems about right.

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    I agree, the Packers will probably hang on for third place, but don’t sleep on the Bears…

    Vikings
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  2. Could have signed a quality veteran like Josh Sitton or drafted a starter in the first round of the draft like Will Hernandez, Austin Corbett, or Braden Smith. Now we are stuck starting practice squad players and undrafted free agents on our offensive line. I have no doubt they’ll play hard in Tony Sparano’s memory but we have a serious lack of talent up there. It’s time for Rick to get creative and trade for a guy like Steve Hutchinson or bite the bullet and sign Richie Incognito.

  3. Packers will still be 3rd or 4th place in the division. Just look at those hilarious pack fans go packing, wishing for Vikings injuries. We have built a strong foundation. We are confident, but not arrogant like the packers. We live by faith, not by sight. We are unknown, yet be known. Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; having nothing, yet possessing everything. By that we are as strong as ever. You like that?

  4. Packers will still be 3rd or 4th place in the division. Just look at those hilarious pack fans go packing, wishing for Vikings injuries. We have built a strong foundation. We are confident, but not arrogant like the packers. We live by faith, not by sight. We are unknown, yet be known. Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; having nothing, yet possessing everything. By that we are as strong as ever. You like that???

  5. It’s time for Rick to get creative and trade for a guy like Steve Hutchinson or bite the bullet and sign Richie Incognito.
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    Hard to believe a world-class talented GM like Rick Spielman would find himself in such a dilemma — for the second time in three years.

  6. codylaws says:
    August 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;

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    If you are always rejoicing you cannot be sorrowful.

    Rejoicing is an instant, occasion or expression of joy (like “after they won the Super Bowl, there was much rejoicing.)”

  7. firerogergoodell says:
    August 20, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Could have signed a quality veteran like Josh Sitton or drafted a starter in the first round of the draft like Will Hernandez, Austin Corbett, or Braden Smith. Now we are stuck starting practice squad players and undrafted free agents on our offensive line. I have no doubt they’ll play hard in Tony Sparano’s memory but we have a serious lack of talent up there. It’s time for Rick to get creative and trade for a guy like Steve Hutchinson or bite the bullet and sign Richie Incognito.
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    First, Steve Hutchinson is retired so he’s not a great trade target.

    Second, Josh Sitton was let go by both Green Bay and Chicago. What makes you think he’s better than Tom Compton? Just because you recognize his name doesn’t mean he’s still a good player.

    Third, the starting offensive line Week 1 is going to be just fine. Remmers is coming back this week and Elflein probably will too. They can choose between Compton, Isidora, and Collins to start at left guard. They aren’t practice squad players or undrafted free agents. They’ve shown they can play in the league. They’ll probably trade for or sign someone with center/guard flexibility around final cuts to enhance their depth.

    Finally, calm down. There are only a handful of teams that feel good about their offensive line this year. The Vikings are going to be just fine.

  8. @robbrezenski

    There are only a handful of teams that fell good about their offensive line and the Vikings are not one of them.

    Fixed it for you

  9. Forbath signed his walking papers after missing the field goal that would have had the Vikings down one point against the Jaguars. The Vikings were in field goal range on the final drive, but they needed 4 points…

  10. I like the addition of Kobe McCrary. He is a big back with good feet, he can make people miss. Kareem Are is a body for now, before the draft the talk was he was tall and big – just too sloppy fat. Maybe they can hide him and get him in shape. Or just dump him when the others return.

  11. filthymcnasty3 says:

    August 20, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Why can’t they get competent health care in MN? I feel bad for the players.

    And the coaches.

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    Another classless comment directed towards the death of TonyS. You really should just stay off this site. You and the CoreyStringerswidow poster. Both of you should be ashamed. Real football fans don’t make jokes of injury…and especially not death.

  12. robnox1 says:
    August 20, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    The Jaguars beat the crap out of our team hope we don’t see them again
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    Dude its the pre-season just chill -m Bortles had a hard time moving the ball against our 2s, OUR 2s dude. Offensive line will be just fine, there is a 26 days before the opener AT Home. Remember last year when the Vikings offense struggled in the pre-season, yeah then Monday night happened. People you need to realize they Vikings as well as the other teams in the league are running very vanilla offense and very vanilla defense. You don’t tip your hat in the pre season, but you can try out different ideas and schemes so see how they work.

    Its pre-season everybody calm down.

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