Minnesota Adds TE, Cuts Holmes, Signs 14 to Practice Squad

2021 Training Camp
Jul 30, 2021; Eagan, MN, United States; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) and running back Ameer Abdullah (31) huddle with the running backs at training camp at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Our Vikings have been busy. Earlier today, the team announced that they’ve claimed Ben Ellefson, a TE, off waivers. To make room, they decided to cut Jalyn Holmes. Ellefson is unlikely to make a difference in the passing game. He is a sophomore who spent his rookie season in Jacksonville. He played in 7 games, only accounting for one catch for 10 yards.

The Vikings have also added 14 players to their practice squad:

RB Ameer Abdullah

T Zack Bailey

FB Jake Bargas

LB Tuf Borland

TE Zach Davidson

S Myles Dorn

G Dakota Dozier

G Kyle Hinton

WR Myron Mitchell

CB Parry Nickerson

WR Whop Philyor

RB A.J. Rose, Jr.

CB Tye Smith

DE Kenny Willekes

Keep in mind that practice squads have been expanded to 16 spots. The Vikings, in other words, still have some work to do.