Vikings add safety, QB, WR to practice squad

The Vikings brought back QB Chandler Harnish and WR Donte Foster to the practice squad and added safety Pierre Warren. To make room, they released QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson.

The Vikings re-signed two of their former players back to the practice squad and added another one Tuesday as they begin preparations for the Detroit Lions.

The Vikings re-signed QB Chandler Harnish and WR Donte Foster, both of whom had been on the practice squad in the last two weeks, and added S Pierre Warren. Harnish was elevated to the 53-man roster last Thursday after the Vikings decided Teddy Bridgewater couldn’t play with his sprained ankle. Harnish was active as Christian Ponder’s backup but didn’t get into the game.

He was released on Friday as the team promoted FB Zach Line to the 53-man roster. In order to make room for Harnish and others on the practice squad, they released QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, who was signed two weeks earlier.

Warren, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound safety, is the newcomer. He spent the offseason with the New Orleans Saints, was waived in the roster cutdown to 53 players and re-signed to their practice squad on Sept. 2. They released him from the practice squad on Sept. 18.

Warren played college ball at Jacksonville State. He declared early for the 2014 NFL draft, but he went undrafted.

As a two-year starter at Jacksonville State, Warren recorded 166 tackles, eight interceptions, 29 passes defensed and five fumble recoveries.


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