The Vikings have picked up a veteran linebacker with some experience at safety and a track record as a solid special teams player in the NFL.
Monday, the team announced that they have signed former Bears and Buccaneers linebacker Dom DeCicco.
The 24-year-old DeCicco went undrafted out of Pitt, where he played safety under then-head coach Dave Wannstedt. He was picked up by the Bears as a UDFA in 2011 and went on to appear in all 16 games that season, making 17 special teams tackles to rank second on the team.
DeCicco scored a two year contract with the Bears coming off that solid rookie season but, his development hampered by a groin injury, wound up being released by the team in May of 2013. He was picked up by the Buccaneers but got cut before the season started.
The Vikings now will give DeCicco another chance to catch on. His special teams value would seem to be the main attraction here.