The Vikings signed former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Will Sutton.

Sutton, Chicago's third-round draft pick in 2014, was released by the Bears last week after he started 18 games for them over his first three NFL seasons. He played in eight games in 2016 before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The 25-year-old has 60 career tackles with no sacks.

Sutton, who went to Arizona State, is listed at 6-1 and 290 pounds.

To make room for him, the Vikings waived 25-year-old defensive tackle Toby Johnson. He had two tackles in his two games last season.


MLS match with Atlanta reset

The expansion franchise rematch between Minnesota United and Atlanta United is rescheduled.

The teams, who played in the snow at TCF Bank Stadium for the Loons' home opener on March 12, will meet again at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta announced Wednesday. The match originally was set for Aug. 13, but Atlanta announced the postponement of several matches in mid-April because of construction work on its stadium.

Atlanta drubbed Minnesota 6-1 in the Loons' second match as a Major League Soccer franchise.



• Former Gopher football player Steve Murray has been named assistant athletic director at Macalester. He has been the head strength and conditioning coach at Macalester the past nine years.

• Minnesota State Mankato track and field athlete Jeff DeCock, a junior from Lamberton, Minn., unexpectedly died Tuesday morning. He won the high jump in the 2016 and 2017 NSIC indoor championships.

• Senior golfer Justin Doeden of the Gophers tied for 23rd at the NCAA Stanford Regional. He closed with a 2-over 72 for a 54-hole total of 213. He finishes with a season scoring average of 71.8, the fourth best in program history.

• The Twin Cities were ranked No. 1 in the American Fitness Index released by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation.

• Head assistant Gophers swimming coach Ryan Purdy accepted the head coaching job at Youngstown State.

• Gophers tennis player Stefan Milicevic of Belgrade, Serbia, was named the rookie of the year in the ITA Central Region. He was 22-9 overall, playing at No. 3 singles mostly.

• Augustana shortstop Sarah Kennedy was named the Division II All-Cental Region player of the year and Minnesota State Mankato's Coley Ries the pitcher of the year.

• St. John's men's golf team was tied for 15th (614) after two rounds in the NCAA Division III meet in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

• The Augustana women's golf team was tied for seventh (318) in the NCAA Division II national meet in Findlay, Ohio.