The Minnesota Viking have added edge rusher/linebacker Josh Kaddu to the practice squad. He played both as a rush linebacker in Oregon’s 3-4 sets and an off-ball linebacker in other sets. For Philadelphia, Kaddu played as an outside linebacker and edge defender, known of course for having former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly at the helm. Vikings announced the move as if he’s a linebacker, so just like Anthony Barr, he may end up transitioning to an off-ball or hybrid role with the Vikings. It didn’t take too long to look him up and see who the Vikings invested in instead of re-upping with Mike Remmers.
The open spot became available because the Chicago Bears signed former Baylor and Cowboys safety Ahmad Dixon off the Vikings practice squad. There was some speculation it could herald the return of Mike Remmers, but they chose a linebacker instead.