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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