Sept. 24 (UPI) — The Minnesota Vikings signed previous Denver Broncos linebacker Todd Davis following two important accidents at the position.
The group announced the signing of Davis on Thursday right after placing rookie linebacker Troy Dye on injured reserve with a foot harm.
Dye, a 2020 fourth-round select, experienced the harm in the 2nd quarter of the Vikings’ 28-11 reduction to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. In that activity, he was filling in for Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr, who tore his suitable pectoral muscle at the stop of the first quarter and was placed on hurt reserve Monday.
Barr is expected to miss out on the remainder of the year owing to the injury.
With Dye and Barr wounded, the Vikings made a decision to deliver in Davis to help with depth. The 28-calendar year-previous linebacker started off at minimum 14 games for the Broncos in just about every of the final four seasons.
Davis put in the off-season with the Broncos but was unveiled Sept. 4. He was not on an NFL roster for the 1st two months of the season.
Davis led the Broncos in tackling last season and concluded tied for eighth in the league with a vocation-very best 134 full tackles in 14 online games.
The Vikings are down to All-Pro Eric Kendricks, Eric Wilson, Ryan Connelly, Hardy Nickerson Jr. and Davis on their active roster. Nickerson was promoted from the follow squad earlier this 7 days.
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