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Minnesota Vikings sign strong offensive lineman

The Minnesota Vikings made official another signing on the offensive line.

The Minnesota Vikings announced another signing on the offensive line.

The Vikings added rookie offensive lineman Freddie Tagaloa and released defensive lineman B.J. Dubose to make room on the 90-man roster.

Tagoloa atttended the team’s rookie minicamp earlier this month and caught the eye of coaches. He played for the Arizona Wildcats in 2015-16 after transferring from California prior to the 2014 season. 

At California, he played in 23 games at right and left tackle, being named a team captain prior to his sophomore season. He played in 17 games in his final two seasons at Arizona on the left side of the offensive line, but because he had to sit out a year due to transfer rules, he is a 23-year-old NFL rookie. 

The 6-foot-8, 300-pounder set an Arizona Wildcats record by benching 225 pounds 38 times and had a max bench press of 475 pounds.

But injuries have also been part of his story. He missed three games last year due to a knee injury, and after starting eight games in his junior season he missed the final four games, including the bowl game, with injury.

He played both tackle and guard during his collegiate career.


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