Getting To Know New Vikings Running Back Henry Josey


It was announced yesterday that the Vikings had released running back Ben Tate, but a player wasn’t named to take his place on Minnesota’s active roster.  Today, we found out that the spot was filled by running back Henry Josey.

Josey was on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad before Minnesota poached him today.  Here’s a little information about Henry Josey:

Aug 28, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Henry Josey (34) looks for room to run against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

23 years old (birthday is November 25, 1991)

Born in Angleton, TX

5’10” tall

194 pounds

4.39 40-yard dash at the Combine

He played his college football at Missouri, where he accumulated 1,166 yards and scored 16 touchdowns in his 2013 season.  Following that performance, he declared eligibility for the NFL Draft and skipped his senior year at Missouri, but ended up going undrafted.  Henry Josey was an undrafted free agent in 2014 who was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles but released in August.  He was then picked up by Jacksonville for their practice squad until he was signed by Minnesota today.

Josey has yet to see any regular season and most likely won’t see any in Sunday’s contest against the Chicago Bears either.  Instead, consider him as a very little risk investment in the future of Minnesota’s running game.

We at The Viking Age would like to welcome Henry Josey to the Minnesota Vikings.  We hope to see him help this team and find success in the NFL.

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