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Updated: March 19th, 2013 4:05pm
Vikings re-sign guard Seth Olsen, who played last 2 seasons with Colts

Vikings re-sign guard Seth Olsen, who played last 2 seasons with Colts

by Tom Pelissero
1500ESPN.com
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PHOENIX -- In search of depth for the offensive line, the Minnesota Vikings have brought back a familiar face.

Guard Seth Olsen has signed with the Vikings, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Olsen, 27, spent all of 2010 on the Vikings' practice squad, was re-signed to a futures contract after the season and was released in the final cuts in 2011.

The Indianapolis Colts claimed the Willmar, Minn., native off waivers, and Olsen played in 11 games with five starts over the past two seasons.

Olsen spent time on injured reserve with designation to return last season because of a knee injury. He wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent.

The Vikings re-signed right tackle Phil Loadholt and backup offensive lineman Joe Berger last week, keeping their starting line and top interior backup intact. But they need a "swing" tackle to replace Geoff Schwartz, who left to sign a one-year deal with Kansas City.

They also may look to bring in competition for right guard Brandon Fusco, although general manager Rick Spielman expressed confidence in Fusco's development here on Monday.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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