Vikings Claim Abdullah Off Waivers From Detroit

Ruben Hill
November 9, 2018

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday added running back Ameer Abdullah to the roster.

Abdullah joins the team he did the most damage against in his four seasons in Detroit. However, the backfield in Minnesota also features a stout backfield with Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray holding down the running back positions. He led the National Football League in return yardage as a rookie after returning 37 kicks. With Hill's snap count on defense increasing considerably over the past few weeks while Xavier Rhodes recovered from a foot injury, his presence on the kickoff return unit decreased.

Thomas, who was injured during the Week 8 game against the Saints, did not play last week due to a hamstring injury. A source said the Vikings have interest in bringing him back on the practice squad if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

Thomas was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in April. He made the 53-man roster out of training camp and appeared in five games, turning 10 touches into 51 total yards.

The Detroit backfield was too full with rookie Kerryon Johnson, and veterans LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick stealing reps from Abdullah. During that same time he caught 57 passes for 420 yards with three touchdowns. In 2015, his rookie season, Abdullah returned 37 kicks for 1,077 yards - an average of 29.1 yards.

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