Tight end MyCole Pruitt won’t have to go far.
Pruitt’s locker was cleaned out on Wednesday, but he’ll only have to shift to the practice squad area of the locker room as the Vikings will bring him back after he cleared waivers, according to a league source.
Pruitt, 24, was waived Tuesday to make room on the 53-man roster for quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who was activated from the non-football injury list.
The second-year tight end has only appeared in two games this season because of a couple knee injuries. Pruitt, a 2015 fifth-round pick out of Southern Illinois, has one catch for seven yards on 23 snaps this season.
A corresponding move is needed to free a spot on the practice squad.