Aug 17, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Allen Reisner (83) is tackled Buffalo Bills defensive back Delano Howell (36) during the third quarter at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bills 36-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Bring Back TE Allen Reisner


Tight End Allen Reisner couldn’t stay away from Minnesota.  After a short 2 year stint in Jacksonville, Reisner found his way back home to the Vikings.

Jul 27, 2012; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Allen Reisner (83) catches passes in drills at training camp at Blakeslee Stadium at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Allen began his NFL career with the Vikings back in 2011.  He stayed with the team for for 2 years before heading to Jacksonville for two years.  Today, he signed back with Minnesota on a deal where the details are not fully known yet.

Reisner will enter a tight end group in Minnesota that includes Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison, and Chase Ford.  All of the tight ends listed here have all shown excellent ability at times and this should be an interesting competition to watch in training camp and preseason.  It may all come down to special teams and the ability to use guys like Rudolph or Ford as a receiver in some sets.

Congratulations to Allen Reisner on returning to Minnesota and we look forward to seeing him contribute to the team.

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  • David Mallow

    it’s awesome to see all the depth they are adding to all positions… BEST PLAYERS STAY AND PLAY, THE REST GET CUT WITH NOTHING TO LOSE.. Zimmer and Turner and Co. are going to turn things around…SKOL!!!!!

  • Gordon Guffey

    Good signing ~ When giving the chance Reisner has show to have good hand and has been able to get open ~ His blocking wasn’t be best but he could a least get in the way of the on coming LBerDB ~ LOL ~ Hopefully his blocking has proved ~ He seem to be at worse OK while playing HB ~