Looking for more depth at the running back position, the Minnesota Vikings have claimed former Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah off waivers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
A former second-round pick out of Nebraska, Abdullah had fallen out of favor under first-year head coach Matt Patricia. Though, he’s still only 25 years old and offers a nice amount of upside for Minnesota.
Abdullah’s best season came as a rookie back in 2015 when he tallied 780 total yards and five touchdowns.
He will slide in as Minnesota’s No. 3 running back behind injury-plagued starter Dalvin Cook and veteran Latavius Murray. We can also expect Abdullah to be the Vikings’ primary third-down back.
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