Donte Foster back in action with Vikings’ practice squad


The Vikings made a roster move on Tuesday, re-signing WR Donte Foster to the practice squad and cutting FB Blake Renaud.

Judging by his tweet, Foster is pretty excited to be back on the Vikings in a practice squad capacity.

6-1, 200-pound Foster was signed by the Vikings as a UDFA out of Ohio in 2014 and spent the entire season on the practice squad.

Foster was brought back for camp in 2015 but failed to make the team or the practice squad after final cuts.

6-1, 252-pound Renaud played linebacker at Boise State but tried out for the draft as a fullback and was signed as a UDFA by the Vikings to play that position.

Renaud showed some flashes of promise in camp and ultimately made the practice squad. But his time on the said practice squad would prove to be short-lived.

I personally wouldn’t read very much into this move given the way teams shuffle their practice squad players these days. But if you want to make a big deal, go right on ahead.

I’m sure the Vikings have told Blake Renaud to keep his phone on in case they decide to have him back at a later date.

And if I’m Donte Foster I’m probably not getting too comfortable with the gig. He’s back in action for today but tomorrow he might be back on the couch.

Such is the life of a marginal NFL player.

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