Vikings Add More Depth to Offensive Line With Latest Free-Agent Signing
The Minnesota Vikings entered the NFL offseason with one of the top items on their to-do list being to improve the offensive line. They've brought in some new faces to help out the front five, and they added additional depth to the front five on Friday.
The Vikings announced that they are signing offensive guard Chris Reed to a contract. The contract length and financial terms are unknown, but it's clear that the veteran OL will provide the interior with a much-needed boost.
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A former undrafted free agent in 2015, Reed has played 61 games (29 starts) with four previous teams over his six-year NFL career. Most recently, he spent the 2021 season as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.
While he only made six starts in 14 games with the Colts, Reed was impressive in his limited playing time, going 522 offensive snaps without allowing a single sack. He's now allowed only two sacks in his last 1,520 offensive snaps, which further proves the type of protection he could offer Kirk Cousins.
Joining the Vikings is also somewhat of a homecoming for the 29-year-old after spending his college years playing at Minnesota State where he also played with wideout Adam Thielen.
A reliable offensive line will be key if the Vikings want to finally have a campaign worth being proud of. Minnesota currently has +3500 odds (T-No. 16) to win Super Bowl LVII, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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