The secondary rebuild has been a main storyline all offseason and will continue to be one through camp and the preseason and into the regular season and probably on into next season. Yeah, that’s how bad the Vikings’ secondary got. It’s not a one-year rebuild.
Then again, maybe the rebuild doesn’t have to take that long. If a couple of guys emerge that we didn’t expect? This thing can get put back together faster than anticipated. And it so happens there might be such a dark horse coming to light right before our eyes in camp. Anybody notice all the buzz around Reggie Jones? Here are a couple tweets from Wednesday:
Reggie Jones keeps making plays. Great anticipation vs Kerry Taylor to make INT in stride off Rosenfels. Lot of confidence.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 1, 2012
Reggie Jones continues a strong camp with an interception for a touchdown.
— VikingUpdate.com (@VikingUpdate) August 1, 2012
So where did this Reggie Jones guy come from? You may not have noticed but he was on the Vikings last year, as a member of the practice squad. Prior to that, he saw limited action with the Saints and Redskins, with a stint on the Virginia Destroyers of the UFL mixed in. Obviously, this is not a widely heralded guy. But he’s getting a chance at extra reps right now with Josh Robinson still limited after his hamstring pull and he’s making the most of it. Can’t wait to see him take the field in preseason. Vikings could have a sleeper in their cornerback mix.