Gates was waived by the Vikings on Thursday. Gates was waived in order to make room for Oli Udoh's activation from the reserve/COVID-19 list. The linebacker has bounced between different football leagues over the past couple years, including the AAF and XFL, but he'll look to sign on with another NFL club in the coming weeks.
Gates agreed to a contract with the Vikings on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Ole Miss product has spent time in the AAF, NFL and most recently in the XFL. Gates produced 52 tackles and five forced fumbles over eight games in the AAF, and 32 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and an interception over five contests in the XFL. He'll have a chance to compete for a rotational role at linebacker for the Vikings next season.
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