Nov 18, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions cornerback Jacob Lacey (21) runs the ball after making an interception against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Sign CB Jacob Lacey


Nov 19, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions cornerback Jacob Lacey (21) intercepts a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) in the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

After the Minnesota Vikings placed safety Harrison Smith on injured reserve with the designation for return, the team signed cornerback Jacob Lacey to take his roster spot.

Lacey spent training camp with the Vikings this year before he was released after struggling to stay healthy.  He dealt with injuries to his knee and thumb that made him unable to be an active participant in camp.  Now that he is back to health, he should be able to help a struggling Minnesota secondary since he is already familiar with the scheme and personnel.

The former Detroit Lions cornerback adds some veteran leadership to the squad full of young defensive backs.  Earlier this year, Lacey was only seeing plays as a backup to Josh Robinson as the slot cornerback.  With the struggles the Vikings are having at corner, Lacey may see more action than expected during his stay in Minnesota.

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  • Daniel Laxen

    If he was the back up to Robinson he must be just awful? LOL