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Sport Vikings plan to sign veteran safety George Iloka to practice squad

16:36  20 september  2020
16:36  20 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The Vikings are set to sign George Iloka to their practice squad , according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press (on Twitter). From there, Iloka is likely to be flexed into the active roster, giving the Vikings some sorely needed support at the safety position. As it stands, the Vikings have Anthony

The Vikings appear to be moving closer to having a third safety on the roster. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to sign veteran safety George Iloka to the practice squad by the end of the day. The Vikings have starters Anthony Harris and Harrison Smith

The Vikings are set to sign George Iloka to their practice squad, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press (on Twitter). From there, Iloka is likely to be flexed into the active roster, giving the Vikings some sorely needed support at the safety position.

George Iloka was cut by the Cowboys before the 2019 season. © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports George Iloka was cut by the Cowboys before the 2019 season.

As it stands, the Vikings have Anthony Harris and Harrison Smith at safety with recent call-up Nate Meadors serving as the only reserve for both players. That’s less than ideal, especially since Meadors is a converted cornerback. Iloka, on the other hand, offers years of NFL experience, including three seasons under Mike Zimmer‘s tutelage.

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George Iloka met with the Vikings for a second time this year, working out Tuesday. That is expected to lead to a reunion. The veteran safety is going through COVID-19 They promoted Nate Meadors from their practice squad last week, however, and have converted him from cornerback to safety .

George Iloka , the safety who was cut by the Bengals this week, is on his way to Minnesota and expected to sign with the Vikings , according to NFL Network. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was the Bengals’ defensive coordinator for Iloka ’s first two seasons in Cincinnati, so there’s a comfort level

Iloka hasn’t seen live action since his 2018 season with the Vikings. In that season, Iloka appeared in all 16 games while starting in three. He’s best known for his time with the Bengals, where he played for six years and served as a starter for five. During his run with the Bengals, the Boise State product registered nine interceptions and made 446 tackles.

In other Vikings news, the club has restructured the contract of Eric Kendricks to free up millions in cap space. With cooperation from the veteran linebacker, they were able to formally ink running back Dalvin Cook to his brand-new five-year, $63M extension.

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Vikings plan to sign veteran safety George Iloka to practice squad

  Vikings plan to sign veteran safety George Iloka to practice squad Iloka offers years of NFL experience, including three seasons under Mike Zimmer‘s tutelage. Iloka hasn’t seen live action since his 2018 season with the Vikings. In that season, Iloka appeared in all 16 games while starting in three. He’s best known for his time with the Bengals, where he played for six years and served as a starter for five. During his run with the Bengals, the Boise State product registered nine interceptions and made 446 tackles.In other Vikings news, the club has restructured the contract of Eric Kendricks to free up millions in cap space.

George Arinze Iloka (born March 31, 1990) is an American football safety for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL).

The Vikings signed veteran safety George Iloka to a one-year contract Wednesday. Iloka started the past 76 games he played for Cincinnati, but the Bengals released him Iloka flew to the Twin Cities on Wednesday morning, signed his contract at the TCO Performance Center and participated in practice .

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