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