LB Josh Kaddu Added To Vikings Practice Squad


Today, it was announced that the Minnesota Vikings have added linebacker Josh Kaddu to the team’s practice squad.

Here is the official tweet from the Minnesota Vikings public relations department today:

Josh Kaddu was a 5th round draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.  The Dolphins had traded up to get him in that year’s draft and kept him on the team for the 2013 season.  However, he was released by Miami in October of 2013.

Aug 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Dolphins linebacker Josh Kaddu (57) defends during the second half against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Dolphins 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

He didn’t stay a free agent for long.  The Philadelphia Eagles scooped him up to a futures contract in January.  He stuck with the Eagles through training camp and was a member of the team through August before he was cut.

The Minnesota Vikings must see some potential in the young linebacker to sign him to the practice squad.  Although he hasn’t accumulated any regular season statistics during his NFL career, the fact that he has been checked out by two NFL teams already is a good sign for his potential.

Josh Kaddu attended the University of Oregon and played his college football there.  He played in 40 games over 4 years for the Ducks, accumulating 108 total tackles and 20 tackles for a loss.  He also added 4 passes defensed and 10 sacks during a successful college career.

This spot was made available on the practice squad after the Chicago Bears signed safety Ahmad Dixon to their regular roster from the Vikings practice squad.