Sunday turned out to be a somewhat less eventful day than most of us expected.
After a Saturday filled with rumor and speculation, the belief was that T.J. Houshmandzadeh – or somebody at least – would be signed to fill out the thin receiver corps. And, given that the Vikings currently have only 3 healthy corners, with a match-up against the high-flying Saints looming…well, we thought there would be a corner signing too.
But Sunday came and went, and still the Vikings had not addressed either receiver or cornerback. They did, however, make one late move: signing G Seth Olsen to the practice squad.
Evidently, the whole practice squad process became quite exciting for the Vikings as they day unfolded. Initially, their plan was to sign tackle Patrick Brown, but he got claimed off waivers by the Jets. The Vikings then set their sights on Packers tackle Breno Giacomini, but he ended up staying in Green Bay. The drama finally came to an end with the signing of Seth Olsen, who played his college ball in Iowa, and was drafted in the 4th round last year by the Broncos.
One guy who was apparently never in the mix for the Vikings? Human turnstile Chris Clark. Amazingly, Clark did end up getting signed, by the Denver Broncos. This goes to show, no matter how brutal the tape on you is, if you’re big and strong and young, somebody will give you a shot.