MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — A familiar face is returning to the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive line.

On Wednesday, the team announced that defensive tackle Tom Johnson has been signed to the squad. Defensive tackle David Parry was waived.

Johnson, an 8-year veteran out of Southern Mississippi, spent three seasons with Vikings from 2014 to 2017.

Johnson joins the Vikings after being released by Seattle on September 17. Johnson has recorded 16 of 21 career sacks as a Viking.

The Seahawks hoped to re-sign Johnson, but the Vikings swooped in to snag a player who had 16 sacks and started 27 games for them over the last four years. Johnson will back up Sheldon Richardson, who played for the Seahawks last season.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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