Vikings bring back Ameer Abdullah

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Ameer Abdullah doesn’t get many carries, but has carved out a niche for himself with the Vikings.

So they decided to keep him.

The team announced they had re-signed the free agent running back and return man.

He only got 23 carries and 15 receptions as an offensive player, but he was their primary kick returner, posting a decent 25.0-yard average.

The Vikings have Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison, so there’s not much room for him to have a role on offense, but the former Lions second-round pick gives them good depth there.

10 responses to “Vikings bring back Ameer Abdullah

  1. He’s a dependable but unremarkable player. Hoping that through the draft we can find an upgrade in the return game and a backup RB with a lil more sizzle and let this dude go.

  2. He make me nervous EVERY time he touches the ball.
    He is a CHRONIC fumbler.
    Honestly, I think that is part of why Detroit gave up on him.

  3. They picked up undrafted free agent college returner Davion Davis last year and never gave him a shot. The Vikings return game has usually been a strong point, but last year it was unremarkable. As someone already mentioned, Abdullah is a fumbler, I hope now that Davis has a year under his belt, they give him a real chance this year.

  4. Always good to have additional RBs with experience hanging around as injury insurance. The return role is a solid contribution if he can hold onto the ball. I’m sure it was a cheap contract, too.

  5. Thought he was a reliable kick returner, a very solid special teams player on coverage units and a pretty solid pass catcher out of the backfield. For a vet minimum, like Jones, its a decent enough deal. Does need to secure the rock though.

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