Vikings sign guard Dalton Risner to give their vulnerable offensive line a boost
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings signed former Denver guard Dalton Risner on Tuesday to try to shore up what has been a problematic position for several seasons.
Risner visited the Vikings for a workout during training camp. Drafted in the second round out of Kansas State in 2019, Risner started 62 games in four years for the Broncos. He became a free agent and had been unsigned.
To make room on the active roster, the Vikings placed tackle Oli Udoh on injured reserve with a torn quadriceps tendon he suffered in the team's most recent game at Philadelphia.
“I do have a lot of confidence in our guys, but clearly we’ve got to do something a little bit differently and really focus on how to run the football better," coach Kevin O'Connell said after the loss to the Eagles.