Yesterday the Vikings worked out former No. 1 overall pick Jake Long, and things must have gone well. The team’s website reported this morning they have signed the veteran offensive tackle.
As Austin pointed out yesterday, adding an offensive lineman has become a virtual necessity with the rash of injuries to the unit. Most recently, Brandon Fusco left the Texans game with a concussion, and yesterday the team announced Andre Smith will go on injured reserve. So both starting tackles are likely gone for the season and the right guard is in concussion protocol. It’s also worth noting that Mike Harris isn’t returning this season, and his future seems dicey beyond that. The team is in desperate need of depth, and will get some with the signing of Long.