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Vikings fill out eight-man practice squad, add two receivers

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  • September 3, 2012 - 10:12 AM

The Vikings announced the remainder of their practice squad this morning and have now completed the assembly of that eight-man unit. The players included on that squad are running back Jordan Todman, cornerback Bobby Felder, defensive tackle Chase Baker, offensive linemen Kevin Murphy and Tyler Holmes and defensive lineman Ernest Owusu. All of those players were in training camp with the team.

The two outsiders brought in to fill out the practice squad were receivers Tori Gurley and Chris Summers.

Gurley had been with the Packers since the summer of 2011. And late last season, he turned down an opportunity to join the Vikings' active roster late in the season, believing he had a better situation on the Green Bay practice squad. That's a story worth revisiting if you're interested. The Packers gave him a salary bump late last season for his loyalty and desire to stick around. But they didn't have a spot for him on their 53-man roster this season, opening the door for the Vikings to court him again.

Summers, a rookie out of Liberty, was waived by the Bears over the weekend.

 

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