The Minnesota Vikings have signed veteran guard Dakota Dozier.
The team announced the re-signing of the Furman product, who played in 16 games last season with a career-high four starts. He originally joined Minnesota as a free agent last April 4.
Dozier was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round (137th overall) of the 2014 NFL draft. He has appeared in 54 career games with 11 starts.
The Vikings also re-signed two more of their own free agents on Friday, with new contracts for running back Ameer Abdullah and center Brett Jones.
Abdullah has been the team’s primary kickoff returner since being claimed off waivers from Detroit on Nov. 7, 2018. He also carved out a niche on coverage units last season, while tallying 203 yards from scrimmage with one receiving touchdown. Abdullah, a second-round draft pick by the Lions in 2015, has 1,366 rushing yards and 518 receiving yards in 58 career games.
Jones joined the Vikings in a trade with the New York Giants on Aug. 26, 2018. He’s the second backup offensive lineman to re-up with the team this spring, joining tackle Rashod Hill.
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