Sep 7, 2008; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detroit Lions full back Jerome Felton (45) prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

Rebuilding the Vikings: Jerome Felton Signed

The Vikings moved quickly on Jerome Felton, giving the fullback a contract on the same day of his visit. This should come as no surprise given the team’s effort to sign Felton off waivers last season after he was cut by the Lions. The Vikings have themselves a major Felton jones.

Opinion seems slightly divided on Felton’s value. Some rank him as a viable lead blocker who can contribute in the running game but others slot him in as mainly a special teams contributor. I can’t say for sure what role the Vikes envision for Felton, but I do know they obviously like him a lot, so they must have something in mind. Mostly I just think they’re not thrilled with Ryan D’Imperio and really want someone else to take his job. They also have Lex Hilliard in the mix. And Jeff Dugan’s floating around out there somewhere if they want to go retro.

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