Vikings Reunite with Veteran LB

Nov 14, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Nick Vigil (59) pressures Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) to throw an incomplete pass in the second half of the game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

With the initial 53-man rosters being set across the NFL on Tuesday, teams have been filling up their practice squads over the past 24 hours.

The Vikings added a total of 14 players to their practice squad on Wednesday. Then, Thursday morning saw the Vikings reunite with a veteran linebacker: Nick Vigil.

Vikings Reunite with Veteran LB

Vikings Reunite
Sep 12, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Nick Vigil (59) reacts after sacking Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (np) in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Vigil spent one season with the Vikings earlier in his career. It was the 2021 season where he recorded 85 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, a sack, and an interception. He would start 12 games for the Vikings that year.

Prior to his stint in Minnesota, Vigil was a third-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent his first four NFL seasons with the Bengals, recording 295 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 14 passes defended, and 2 interceptions.

Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Nick Vigil (59) lines up to defend against Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) in the first quarter during a Week 14 NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

Following the 2019 season, he joined the Los Angeles Chargers in 2020 and recorded 50 tackles along with 3 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. Vigil largely played as a reserve during that season, starting only two games for the Chargers.

Vigil spent the 2021 season in Minnesota, but following that year, he went to Arizona and joined the Cardinals. That year saw very limited playing time, though, because of injury. He went to IR in October and appeared in just four games over the course of the season.

Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Nick Vigil (57) stretches during Arizona Cardinals practice at State Farm Stadium on Friday, July 29, 2022, in Glendale.

Now, Vigil heads back to Minnesota, likely due to Troy Reeder going back to the Rams. Vigil can be a solid depth option for the Vikings this year.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.