Vikings agree to terms with Olisaemeka Udoh

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The Vikings have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Olisaemeka Udoh, the team announced Saturday.

He has spent the past four seasons with the team.

Udoh, 26, appeared in 17 regular-season games with one start last season. He saw action on 131 offensive snaps and 81 on special teams.

Udoh started the postseason loss to the Giants at right tackle and played all 57 snaps.

He started 16 games at right guard in 2021, playing 94 percent of the snaps (1,076).

Udoh has played 41 career games with 17 starts.

11 responses to “Vikings agree to terms with Olisaemeka Udoh

  1. Played much better at backup tackle in 2022 than starting guard in 2021. He played fairly well last year.

  2. The Vikings seem to be betting on continuity improving the OL instead of upgrading talent.

    It’s a bold strategy Cotton……

  3. Oli Udoh started as a “project” but he has come a long way with his perseverance. He is a powerful offensive lineman. If he can now start to refine his technique his next signing would be a monster pay raise.

  4. So happy they brought him back. Dude is a diamond in the ruff at right tackle. He has played very well when it’s his natural spot at right tackle. If O’Neil can’t go right away, Udoh can fill in nicely.

    Unfortunately, spielman didn’t draft guards so the Vikings were forced to convert Oli to guard for a year and it didn’t work out. But at right tackle, he excelled.

    Our tackle position has to be one of the best in the nfl. Darrisaw, O’Neil as starters. Brandel and Udoh are very respectable backups.

  5. Udoh just isn’t that good. He gets lots of holding calls and false start calls. He’s serviceable (sometimes), but that’s about it. The Vikes could do a much better job by looking elsewhere for O-line talent (and God knows they need it).

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