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Sport Vikings promote veteran safety George Iloka from practice squad

00:45  27 september  2020
00:45  27 september  2020 Source:   profootballrumors.com

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The Vikings officially signed veteran safety George Iloka to the practice squad , the team announced on Thursday. Iloka signed with the Cowboys in March 2019 but was waived after training camp and was out of football last season. The 30-year-old safety was a fifth-round pick of the Bengals in 2012

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

George Iloka is on track to see game action for the first time since the 2018 season finale. The Vikings promoted the veteran safety from their practice squad.

George Iloka is on track to see game action for the first time since the 2018 season finale. © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports George Iloka is on track to see game action for the first time since the 2018 season finale.

Minnesota added Iloka late this summer, doing so after hosting him twice. Iloka brings extensive experience for a practice squad player, joining a few players in that regard in this historically unusual season, and will resume his career with the team for which he last played. Iloka played 16 games for the 2018 Vikings but was out of football last season.

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News | Minnesota Vikings – vikings .com. Vikings Sign George Iloka to Practice Squad . After Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris were the only safeties kept by Minnesota during their roster reductions for 2020, there have been questions about adding depth at the post.

The team brought in veteran George Iloka for a workout this week, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. "No immediate signing, but could revisit Iloka signed with the Vikings back in 2018 after being released by the Bengals, where he spent his first six NFL seasons. He played in all 16 games

The Vikings are off to a brutal start, having been unable to compete with the Packers and Colts. Their defense ranks 20th in DVOA. Minnesota lost several starters from recent years — Trae Waynes, Xavier Rhodes, Mackensie Alexander, Linval Joseph, Everson Griffen — and is also down cornerbacks Mike Hughes and Cameron Dantzler for its Week 3 game against Tennessee. Danielle Hunter also remains on IR, with Anthony Barr out for the season. Iloka will return to a defense featuring few familiar faces.

The team, however, still employs top-tier safety tandem Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris. Iloka adds 99 games’ (and 79 starts’) worth of experience to the Vikings’ safety group. He has played under Mike Zimmer in four his seven seasons, doing so with the Bengals and Vikings.

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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 .

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EAGAN, Minn. — George Iloka had just sat down to eat with his wife when the call came from his agent. The Cincinnati Bengals were letting him go. So much for that quiet day off. So much for all that time in training camp perfecting the scheme. So much for the only NFL team he’d ever played for.

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