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Updated: December 26th, 2012 10:22am
Vikings fill out practice squad, sign tight end Chase Ford

Vikings fill out practice squad, sign tight end Chase Ford

by Tom Pelissero
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The Minnesota Vikings filled out their practice squad on Wednesday morning, signing former University of Miami tight end Chase Ford.

He fills the spot vacated when the Vikings promoted end George Johnson to the 53-man roster on Saturday.

Ford (6-foot-6, 245 pounds) had only 16 catches in his two seasons with the Hurricanes and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds at his campus workout in March.He wasn't drafted and most recently had a stint on the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad.

The Vikings probably wanted to give the spot to tight end Allen Reisner, who was claimed off waivers by Jacksonville after they cut him on Saturday.

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