Vikings agree to terms with Troy Reeder

NFL: JAN 01 Rams at Chargers
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Minnesota has added a linebacker.

The Vikings announced on Wednesday that they agreed to terms with Troy Reeder.

Reeder, who turns 29 in September, started his career with the Rams — helping the club win Super Bowl LVI. But he switched his home locker room at SoFi Stadium in 2022, playing for the Chargers.

He was on the field for 68 percent of the Chargers’ special teams snaps in 2022 along with six percent of defensive snaps.

Reeder has been durable, as he hasn’t missed a game since making the Rams out of 2019 training camp.

Reeder’s recorded 241 total tackles with 11 tackles for loss, eight QB hits, 5.0 sacks, and two interceptions in his 66 career games.

The Vikings also announced they’ve agreed to terms with receiver Brandon Powell, whose signing had been reported earlier on Wednesday.

13 responses to “Vikings agree to terms with Troy Reeder

  1. Can you imagine the commotion in the locker room when this guy shows everybody what a Super Bowl ring looks like?

  2. Pretty sure these 2 signings today are camp bodies that aren’t even guaranteed a spot on the roster

  3. Maybe the Chargers defense would have been better if they let Reeder play more. He was a big part of Rams Superbowl defense. Great under the radar signing, reminds me of what Philly did with Hargrove last year, and look what that got them.

  4. One thing the chronic naysayers overlook is this: There aren’t a lot of unemployed super-star free agents walking around scrounging for jobs. Those guys have jobs already or signed new contracts with their teams.

    You need competent, affordable back-ups in case a starter gets injured. But the uninformed think they’re cute with their snark.

  5. This can be a very good signing by the Vikings if they just stick him in an inside linebacker position and let him play. The idiot Chargers kept him on the bench all year while they had the worst run defense in the league; and at 5.4 yards given up per carry, one of the worst in NFL history. As noted above, the guy had a solid year for the Rams in 2021, and actually was the guy who got the defensive calls from the sideline for most of the season. One of the Rams’ linebacker coaches when Reeder was there was Thad Bogardus, who was recently hired by the Vikings. Good move by Minnesota.

  6. People keep crapping on these key special teams signings, while their respective teams (mostly GB) routinely have S/T blunders that cost them games.

  7. Yes, Virginia, NFL teams need backups and special teamers, and even practice squad guys.

  8. The last piece of the puzzle is in place. Another Lombardi trophy coming right up for our purple helmets. Kwefi is the new magician.

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