(Storm Norton/Minnesota Vikings photo)
The Vikings have signed tackle Storm Norton to the practice squad, and released safety Jack Tocho, the team announced Tuesday.
Norton, a rookie out of Toledo, was last on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad. He was an undrafted free agent signed by the Detroit Lions and spent training camp in Detroit.
He adds depth to the Vikings’ at offensive line, where injuries have cropped up in recent weeks. Starting right tackle Mike Remmers said he plans to return to practice this week after being out since Nov. 29.
In the 31-24 loss to the Panthers on Sunday, the Vikings ended the game with just one starter in his regular position — right guard Joe Berger. Center Pat Elflein did not play (shoulder) and left tackle Riley Reiff left the game with an ankle injury.
Norton earned first-team All-MAC honors was a part of an offensive line unit at Toldeo that allowed just five sacks on 411 passing attempts.
Tocho, from North Carolina State, was released from the practice squad to make room for Norton.