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Vikings Re-Sign DT David Parry

The Vikings have re-signed defensive tackle David Parry, the club announced on Tuesday. Minnesota has already placed cornerback Mike Hughes on injured reserve, so it doesn’t need to make another roster move to accommodate Parry.

Parry will make his return to the Vikings roster after appearing in two games for the team earlier this season. The 26-year-old Parry played in Minnesota’s first two games of the year and even recorded a sack, but was cut after the Vikings decided to bring back veteran defensive tackle Tom Johnson. He’s been on the workout circuit since, meeting with the Seahawks, Lions, and Patriots.

Parry’s most extensive NFL experience came with the Colts, who made him a fifth-round pick in 2015. A Stanford product, Parry started 32 consecutive games to open his career with Indianapolis, racking up 78 tackles and four sacks in the process. After being arrested for an alcohol-related incident in March 2017, Parry was cut the following September and landed on the Saints’ practice squad. He was subsequently hit with a four-game suspension and appeared in only a single contest for New Orleans.

Parry will now serve as a depth on a Vikings roster that already has five other defensive tackles. Sheldon Richardson, Linval Joseph, Johnson, Jalyn Holmes, and Jaleel Johnson have all been active in each of the past two weeks, so it could conceivably be Parry that doesn’t suit up on Sunday.

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NFL Workout Updates: 10/9/18

Here’s the latest from the workout circuit, courtesy of veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer:

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Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

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San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

NFL Workout Updates: 10/3/18

Today’s workout updates, with all links going to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account:

Detroit Lions

Jacksonville Jaguars

New England Patriots

New York Giants

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

NFL Workout Updates: 9/25/18

Here’s the latest from the workout circuit, all links going to NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account unless otherwise noted.

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Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Chargers

New England Patriots

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Tennessee Titans

Seahawks Work Out DT David Parry

The Seahawks worked out veteran defensive tackle David Parry on Monday, a source tells NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). Parry became available when the Vikings cut him to make room for Tom Johnson, who was made available after being released by the Seahawks.

If the Seahawks sign Parry, it will effectively complete a one-for-one swap of defensive tackles between Seattle and Minnesota. It’s a “trade” that the Seahawks did not want to make. The Seahawks cut Johnson before their Week 2 contest in order to sign a reserve safety for depth, but hoped to re-sign Johnson after the game was over. The Vikings foiled their plans, however, and quickly scooped him up.

Parry appeared in each of the Vikings’ first two games and recorded a sack in their tie against the Packers in Week 2.

Vikings Release DL David Parry

The Vikings have released defensive lineman David Parry, according to a team announcement. Parry’s release makes room for the signing of Tom Johnson, who agreed to return to Minnesota on Tuesday.

Parry appeared in each of the Vikings’ first two games and even recorded a sack in their tie against the Packers on Sunday. But, something had to give after Johnson, a fellow interior defensive lineman, was brought back.

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.

Last year, Parry hooked on with the Saints, but missed the bulk of the year due to injury. Fortunately, Parry is healthy and has put distance between himself and his embarrassing arrest, so he shouldn’t have trouble finding work.

Vikings Sign DL David Parry

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.

Speaking of the Vikings’ defensive line, Brian Robison has committed to return for his 12th NFL season. Robison is the team’s longest-tenured active player.

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Vikings Meet With DT David Parry

The Vikings will meet with defensive tackle David Parry on Thursday afternoon, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. This marks Parry’s first known visit since being non-tendered by the Saints earlier this year. 

Parry started 32 games for the Colts as a nose tackle in Indianapolis’ 3-4 scheme, but a bizarre incident in February of 2017 put his football future into jeopardy. Parry was alleged to have attacked a taxi cart driver, car(t)jacked said 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. Last year’s fourth-round pick Jaleel Johnson and Cashaud Lyons project to serve as their backups.

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RFA/ERFA Tender Decisions: 3/14/18

Here are today’s restricted free agent and exclusive-rights free agent tender decisions, with the list being updated throughout the day. All links go to Twitter unless otherwise noted:

RFAs

Tendered at the second-round level ($2.914MM):

Tendered at original round level ($1.907MM):

Non-tendered:

ERFAs

Tendered:

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Saints’ David Parry Suspended By NFL

Saints defensive tackle David Parry has been suspended by the NFL for four games, a source tells Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Parry has been on IR since Week 4, but the suspension goes into effect immediately. The ban stems from his February incident/arrest, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. David Parry (vertical)

The ban actually began with last nights New Orleans contest, tweets Nick Underhill of the Advocate. As such, Parry will serve the entirety of the suspension in 2017, and won’t have to worry about the punishment slipping into next season.

In the winter, Parry was alleged to have attacked a taxi cart driver, car(t)jacked said 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.

Parry started 32 games for the Colts as a nose tackle in Indianapolis’ 3-4 scheme, but few teams were interested in him after his booze-fueled incident. He signed with the Saints’ practice squad in early September and earned a promotion to the main roster weeks later, but he suffered a season-ending injury in his first game back.

 

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