This transaction was more of a formality than anything else since Ham was an exclusive-rights free agent and his choice was either to sign the contract or sit out of football. Regardless, the third-year fullback has carved out a sizable role on both offense and special teams for the Vikings each of the past two seasons and figures to again see a modest amount of playing time in 2019.
Ham (elbow) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Ham will remain sidelined as he nurses an elbow injury sustained during a Week 16 win over the Lions. Expect Latavius Murray and Ameer Abdullah to see increased work as blockers as long as Ham is unable to suit up.
Ham (elbow) did not practice Thursday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Ham continues to manage an elbow injury sustained during Sunday's win over the Lions and has now missed two straight practices. If the starting fullback were to sit out Week 17, Latavius Murray and Ameer Abdullah could see increased work as blockers.
Ham is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Lions due to an elbow injury.
Ham exited the Week 16 tilt during the first half. As long as the starting fullback remains sidelined, Latavius Murray and Ameer Abdullah could figure to receive a small uptick in snaps.
Ham had two receptions for 11 yards on two targets in Sunday's loss at New England.
He played just five snaps on offense as he continues to have a minor role in the offense with only one game (a blowout loss) of more than two touches.