The Minnesota Vikings have been busy putting in waiver claims to beef up their 53 man roster, and at least two of their claims have been successful.
As first reported by Tom Pelissero, the Vikings have been awarded TE MarQueis Gray and OT Mike Harris on waivers. Gray was last with Cleveland and Harris with the Chargers.
Gray of course will be familiar to Minnesota sports fans, having played QB for the Golden Gophers. Gray has played TE and FB in the NFL, and worked under current Vikings OC Norv Turner in Cleveland.
The 25-year-old Harris is a 6-5, 318 pound tackle who played his college ball for UCLA – the Vikings just love those PAC-12 offensive linemen – and was signed by the Chargers in 2012 as an undrafted free agent (when Norv Turner was head coach).
Harris has played 20 games in his career with 12 starts. He missed all of 2013 with a broken ankle.
The Vikings discovered their dire need for more offensive tackle depth when Phil Loadholt was forced to leave the third preseason game with an injury, pressing UDFA Austin Wentworth into action at right tackle.
Harris gives the Vikes a little more talent and experience along the O-line. Gray gives them some athleticism at the tight end position. The Vikes will have to make some cuts to add them to the roster.
And the fluid roster situation just keeps…fluid-ing.