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Reports: Minnesota Vikings sign Riley Reiff, lose Jeff Locke, Rhett Ellison

The Minnesota Vikings’ roster is changing after signing an offensive tackle and losing two more unrestricted free agents on Thursday.

After left tackle Matt Kalil signed a five-year, $55 million deal to join his brother Ryan with the Carolina Panthers, the Minnesota Vikings signed another offensive tackle that has played on the right and left sides of the line.

The Vikings came to terms with former Detroit Lions offensive tackle Riley Reiff, according to NFL.com. Reiff was the No. 2-ranked offensive tackle on the free agent market, according to Scout.com. Reiff started his first four seasons for the Lions at left tackle but moved to right tackle last year after the Lions drafted Taylor Decker. With free agency and the draft largely devoid of quality left tackles that would be a possibility for the Vikings, Reiff could end up back on the left side of the line in Minnesota.


The Vikings also lost two unrestricted free agents at the outset of the signing period, which opened at 3 p.m. Central on Thursday.

Tight end Rhett Ellison signed a four-year, $18 million deal with the New York Giants, according to CBS, and the deal includes $8 million guaranteed at signing.

In addition, former Vikings punter Jeff Locke signed a deal to join the Indianapolis Colts, whose former punter, Pat McAfee, retired after the 2016 season.



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