On the same day they found out that second-year cornerback Jabari Price would be suspended, the Vikings signed free-agent corner Josh Thomas.
Thomas was a fifth-round draft pick of the Cowboys in 2011. He spent his first three NFL seasons with the Panthers before bouncing around the league in 2014, spending time with the Panthers, Seahawks, Jets and Lions.
The 26-year-old has started 10 games in the NFL, all of them with the Panthers. He has one career interception, 11 pass break-ups and 66 tackles.
Thomas, listed at 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, will be the 12th cornerback on the roster as the Vikings report to Mankato for training camp tomorrow.