The Minnesota Vikings combined a using behind to a fast to assistance fill a blank left by rookie Dalvin Cook, who tore his ACL on Sunday.
The Vikings announced on Thursday they’ve signed free-agent using behind Stevan Ridley. Ridley worked out with a group yesterday. In a analogous move, Cook has been placed on harmed reserve.
Ridley spent a offseason with a Denver Broncos, carrying 38 times for 109 yards (2.9 yards per attempt) this preseason. The 28-year-old using behind has incited into a journeyman a past several years given withdrawal a New England Patriots following a 2014 ACL tear. He spent 2015 with a New York Jets. He sealed with a Detroit Lions in a 2016 offseason before removing cut before to a start of a season. He seemed in one diversion for a Atlanta Falcons final season. After compiling a 1,200-yard deteriorate in 2012 and 773 yards in 2013, Ridley’s speed and energy run-down following a knee injury.
Ridley looked improved this preseason than he did in 2016 though should be merely abyss further in Minnesota. Latavius Murray is approaching to be a lead back, with Jerick McKinnon a third-down tailback. Both Murray and McKinnon themselves aren’t 100 percent healthy. If Ridley is forced to play a poignant role, it will meant some-more went wrong for a Vikings backfield.