The Vikings added another player to their competition for interior line spots Thursday afternoon, when they announced they'd signed former Jets guard Dakota Dozier.
Dozier, who spent seven seasons with the Jets, comes to the Vikings after playing last season for new offensive line coach/run game coordinator Rick Dennison in New York. The 6-5, 310-pounder started a pair of games for the Jets last season, appearing in six and playing largely at left guard.
Adding Dozier, 27, gives the Vikings another player to compete for the left guard spot opposite Josh Kline, who figures to start at right guard. The Vikings also brought Brett Jones back on a one-year deal last week, and both Jones and Dozier could battle for a starting spot, with the possibility that Riley Reiff could slide inside if the team finds a tackle it likes in the draft.
Dozier, a fourth-round pick out of Furman in 2014, started a total of seven games in six seasons with the team.