The Vikings released a statement indicating that they have signed running back Dominique Williams to the practice squad. The statement reads as follows:

On Tuesday the Vikings announced that the club had signed RB Dominique Williams, a rookie out of Wagner, to the practice squad. Williams was with the Vikings this past offseason but was released in August.

The Vikings had room because the Saints signed cornerback Pierre Warren off of the Vikings’ practice squad. Dom Williams was with the Vikings in the offseason and preseason, but didn’t survive the first round of cuts. He was later signed to the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad. The practice squad for the Vikings looks like this:

Player Position
Josh Kaddu Linebacker
Chris Greenwood Cornerback
Kain Colter Wide Receiver
Zac Kerin Center
Isame Faciane Defensive Tackle
Justin Trattou Defensive End
Donte Foster Wide Receiver
Pat Devlin Quarterback
Ryan Otten Tight End
Dominique Williams Running Back

With Adrian Peterson out for the year (as of right now), this could be insurance. For the most part, the Adrian Peterson news likely didn’t do much to motivate this signing.