EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed running back Ameer Abdullah to a one-year contract, solidifying a complement to Dalvin Cook after the departure of Latavius Murray via free agency.
Abdullah’s deal was done Monday. He played in seven games for the Vikings last season, almost exclusively as a kickoff returner, after being picked up off waivers from the Detroit Lions.READ MORE: A Man Suffers Life Threatening Injuries After Crash In Douglas County
Drafted in the second round by the Lions in 2015 out of Nebraska, Abdullah has 1,251 rushing yards and 430 receiving yards over four NFL seasons. On 59 kickoff returns, Abdullah has an average of 27.5 yards per attempt.READ MORE: Colorado Man Dies In Becker County Crash
When Murray signed with the New Orleans Saints, the Vikings needed a backup for Cook. Their other running backs are Mike Boone and Roc Thomas, both undrafted rookies last year.MORE NEWS: Leech Lake Residents Work To Revive Ojibwe Spiritual Traditions, One Pet At A Time
(© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)