Minnesota Vikings Sign Former Gopher CB Jalen Myrick

The Vikings add a player and maneuver another practice squad member.

The Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday signed former Golden Gopher cornerback Jalen Myrick. In a corresponding roster move, defensive back Jack Tocho was placed on the practice squad/injured list. Myrick will be placed on the on the Vikings’ 10-man practice squad.

Myrick, 23, played college football at the University of Minnesota. In 40 career games as a Gopher, he tallied 93 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 21 passes defended, two fumble recoveries and five interceptions.

At the NFL combine last year, Myrick (listed at 5’11”, 200 pounds) ran a 4.28 40-yard dash, the fastest time among defensive backs. He was selected in the 7th round of the 2017 draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Myrick appeared in five games last season. He was waived by the Jaguars last week during roster cut downs.


  1. WR Jeff Badet
  2. WR Chad Beebe
  3. LB Reshard Cliett
  4. DT Curtis Cothran
  5. LB Garret Dooley
  6. C Cornelius Edison
  7. G Colby Gossett
  8. OT Storm Norton
  9. TE Cole Hikutini
  10. CB Jalen Myrick

Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and is an IT nerd by day. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBormanNFL.

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2 years ago

Because we’re so short on CBs?

Gordon Guffey
Gordon Guffey
2 years ago

I’m guessing Zimmer wants to see if he can get anything more out of him ~ You can’t teach that kind of speed and at worse he might wind up as nothing more than a return man ~