EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have claimed running back Ameer Abdullah off waivers from the Detroit Lions.
The Vikings announced the move Wednesday.READ MORE: Weekend Winter Blast: North Shore Residents Digging Out From Under More Than A Foot Of Snow
Abdullah was drafted by the Lions in the second round in 2015, but they weren’t using him much this year. He has 1,251 yards rushing along with 57 receptions in his career.READ MORE: Minnesotans Out Finding Fun Amid Cold Snap
The Vikings also waived rookie running back Roc Thomas.
Minnesota is off this week. The Vikings return to action Nov. 18 at Chicago.MORE NEWS: Man Gets 25 Years For Fatal Stabbing Near Jordan
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