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Vikings claim Shaun Prater, cut Jacob Lacey

By Josh Alper

The Vikings will be sticking with Josh Freeman as their quarterback in Week Eight, but they’ve decided to shuffle up the deck at cornerback. The team announced Tuesday that they have claimed Shaun Prater and released Jacob Lacey. The move wasn’t a reaction to anything that Lacey did on the […]

Vikings re-sign Jacob Lacey

By Mike Wilkening

The Vikings have re-signed cornerback Jacob Lacey, the club said Friday. The 5-foot-180, 183-pound Lacey has notched 257 tackles and intercepted six passes in stints with Indianapolis (2009-2011) and Detroit (2012). Lacey spent part of this offseason with the Vikings but was released in August. Vikings reserve cornerbacks A.J. Jefferson and […]

Vikings sign rookie defensive lineman Spencer Nealy

A day after releasing cornerback Jacob Lacey, the Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of rookie defensive lineman Spencer Nealy.

Nealy, 22, went undrafted in April after finishing his senior season at Texas A&M with 42 tackles, two sacks and three pass deflections.

Nealy (6-3, 285) tried out for the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free […]

Vikings release cornerback Jacob Lacey

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings announced the release of cornerback Jacob Lacey on Monday.

Lacey, 26, signed to the Vikings in late April and missed mandatory minicamp in June with a dislocated thumb and was out most of training camp with knee problems, ultimately having surgery on Aug. 12.

Coach Leslie Frazier said […]

Vikings rookie Xavier Rhodes healthy, ready to start ‘growing pains’

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes said he’s never had a hamstring injury in his football career.

There’s a first for everything, including when Rhodes takes the field for his NFL debut on Friday at the Buffalo Bills.

“I don’t try to stress it at all,” Rhodes told 1500ESPN.com on Tuesday. “When you […]