Vikings claim TE Bostick off waivers

The Vikings claimed TE Brandon Bostick off waivers from the Packers after a disappointing season.

The Minnesota Vikings went east of the border once again, claiming former Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick off waivers.

Bostic is scheduled to make $585,000 next year. He played in 13 games last year but only 34 snaps on offense, catching two passes for 3 yards, including a touchdown.

In 2013, he played in 13 games, catching seven passes for 120 yards.

Bostick was the tight end that couldn’t haul in the onside kick in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game that helped lead to the Packers’ loss 28-22 loss after they had built a 15-point, fourth-quarter lead. Instead of blocking for Randall Cobb, who was assigned to field the onside kick, Bostick went to field it. It went through his hands and bounced off his helmet.

“I guess I just reacted to it,” Bostick told reporters in Green Bay the day after the loss. “I just saw the ball and went to get the ball, which wasn’t my job.

“I’m human. I made a mistake,” Bostick said. “But if I would’ve made the play, we wouldn’t have been in this situation. Or if I would’ve made the block, we wouldn’t be talking about this. But it’s over now, so I’ll just try my best to get over it.”

The Packers didn’t. They placed him on waivers on Tuesday and the Vikings made the claim on Wednesday.

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