The team placed linebacker
Moreover, defensive tackle
The nickel back played in 690 snaps last season and was expected to battle several others for playing time. The injury could sideline him from training camp and land him on the PUP list.
The Vikings selected
"To get two young corners like that and you watch Chicago take the receiver from West Virginia, knowing the receivers that we face in Green Bay and knowing the receivers we face in Detroit," GM Rick Spielman said, per Vikings.com. "To have to young corners that I know this staff has done a tremendous job of helping our young guys. To get another young player on that side of the ball, especially a player at a position that is in Coach Zimmer’s wheelhouse. We are going to have to play some good defense and we were able to really improve last year, and I think adding a player like a Trae Waynes will definitely upgrade our defense."
That doesn't mean Waynes is guaranteed a starting spot. " I know we signed
Coach Mike Zimmer was more aggressive. "I anticipate everybody to compete for a starting job," he said.
Aside from ruled-out tight end
Listed as questionable is cornerback
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