Vikings work out QBs with varying experience

The Vikings worked out three quarterbacks on Friday as potential injury replacements for Chandler Harnish. One has been around the league a few years, another was drafted last year and a third was signed as an undrafted rookie this year.

The Vikings worked out three quarterbacks on Friday as potential replacements for injured practice squad quarterback Chandler Harnish.

Harnish was hurt on Wednesday when an offensive lineman stepped on his foot. He was later diagnosed with a Grade 1 Lisfranc injury, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. He is expected to miss several weeks, and on Friday Zimmer said he wasn’t sure if Harnish would be placed on injured reserve as the other three quarterbacks were working out.

After his press conference, Zimmer went and watched the workouts with other coaches and scouts.

Here is some information on those who worked out, according to a source.

Pat Devlin, QB, Delaware, 6-3, 220
Devlin spent three years (2011-13) with the Miami Dolphins but didn’t play in a game.

He has also worked out for the New York Jets, New York Giants and Green Bay Packers since the Dolphins released him with an injury settlement (hamstring) on Aug. 19.

Devlin transferred from Penn State to Delaware after his sophomore season in 2008. In his first season with the Blue Hens, Devlin completed 64 percent of his attempts for 2,664 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions and led Delaware to a 6-5 record. As a senior, Devlin led Delaware to a 12-3 record and an appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision title game, where the Blue Hens fell to Eastern Washington. For the season, he completed 66.07 percent of his attempts for 3,032 yards, 22 touchdowns and just three interceptions.

Brad Sorensen, QB, Southern Utah, 6-5, 230
Sorensen was a seventh-round draft choice of the San Diego Chargers in 2013. The Patriots worked him out earlier this month after the Titans released him from their practice squad on Sept. 30.

At Southern Utah, Sorensen was a three-year starter and earned second-team All-Big Sky Conference honors as a senior. As a junior, he was named the Great West Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year. He earned first-team all-conference accolades as a sophomore and junior.
He set numerous career school records, including career passing yards (9,445), touchdown passes (61) and completions (822).

Jeff Matthews, QB, Cornell, 6-4, 229
Matthews was signed by the Falcons as an undrafted free agent in May and cut by them in August.

He is the top passer in Cornell history, owning 47 school records and 18 Ivy League marks while completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 11,284 yards and 72 touchdowns.

At his NFL Scouting Combine throwing session in February that was attended by Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner and quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, Matthews displayed his strong arm, but he was a bit erratic.



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