The Minnesota Vikings have promoted center Cornelius Edison from the team’s practice squad to the active roster for Week 8 of the 2017 NFL season.
With an open spot on their roster for Week 8 due to the one-game suspension for safety Andrew Sendejo, the Minnesota Vikings have made a transaction to add an offensive lineman to the team for Week 8.
The team reported on their official website that center Cornelius Edison was promoted from his spot on the practice squad to the active roster of the franchise on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Edison’s promotion covers two important holes for the Vikings. First of all, rewarding a practice squad player for great work is always a good thing. This tells the player that they see them as a valuable resource going forward.
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Secondly, with the status of Nick Easton up in the air and Jeremiah Sirles already declared out for Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns, this transaction allows for more depth and flexibility on the interior of the offensive line in case an emergency arises.
The official Vikings website shed some light on Edison’s collegiate and NFL experience on the team’s website:
"“The Portland State alum entered the NFL in 2015 as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears. After spending time on the Bears active roster in 2016, Edison spent the 2017 offseason and preseason with the Atlanta Falcons before being released as part of final roster cuts.”"
Odds are that when Andrew Sendejo returns to the Minnesota Vikings following his suspension that Cornelius Edison will be waived and return to the practice squad, but at least for now, this is a transaction that makes a lot of sense.