EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings were in the process of signing former Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin, his agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed Wednesday.
They're more concerned about the depth behind him, with second-year player Ty Chandler currently the primary backup and kickoff returner Kene Nwangwu the only other tailback on the active roster. Nwangwu missed much of training camp with an undisclosed injury.
Gaskin, a seventh-round draft pick by the Dolphins in 2019, rushed for 612 yards with three touchdowns in 2021 when injuries to others created an opportunity. He only appeared in four games last season while dealing with ankle and shoulder injuries. Gaskin has 1,355 rushing yards in his career.
The Vikings waived wide receiver and punt returner Jalen Reagor, the 2020 first-round draft pick who was acquired a year ago in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Vikings also established their initial 16-player practice squad, entirely with players who spent training camp with them. The most experienced additions were fifth-year cornerback Joejuan Williams and eighth-year defensive tackle Sheldon Day.
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