The Vikings have signed defensive lineman David Parry, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The Vikings met with the former Colts and Saints lineman last week and came to terms on Wednesday morning.
Parry started 32 games for the Colts as a nose tackle in Indianapolis’ 3-4 scheme, but a bizarre incident in February of last year put his football future into jeopardy. Parry was alleged to have attacked a taxi cart driver, car(t)jacked the vehicle, and threatened police officers. At one point in time, Parry was facing jail time with four charges against him. One of the charges was for committing a “Super Extreme” DUI in the state of Arizona, since he operated the cart with a high blood alcohol level.
Eventually, the Saints took a flier on him, but an injury in Week 4 cost him the bulk of the season. He was later tagged with a suspension for the aforementioned incident, but he was able to serve his time while on IR.
The Vikings’ impressive defensive line features starting defensive tackles Linval Joseph and Sheldon Richardson. Parry will fight for a place in the rotation along with last year’s fourth-round pick Jaleel Johnson and Cashaud Lyons.
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