The Minnesota Vikings have been riding thin at running back ever since first-round rookie Dalvin Cook was injured in Week 4, but they are back to three running backs after claiming one on Monday.
The Vikings claimed second-year back Mack Brown from the Washington Redskins.
With the addition of Brown to the roster and S Andrew Sendejo returning from his one-game suspension, the Vikings needed to make room on the roster and waived draft pick Rodney Adams, a slot receiver, and C Cornelius Edison, who was just promoted from the practice squad to the active roster in advance of Sunday’s game because of injuries on the offensive line.
Brown, 5-11 and 213 pounds, was originally signed by the Houston Texans as a rookie free agent in 2015 and has appeared in 12 games with the Redskins, nine last year and three this year, with 16 carries for 111 yards and one touchdown.
He appeared in 49 games with the Florida Gators, where he made two starts and rushed for 805 yards and four touchdowns on 210 carries from 2010-14.
Since Cook tore his ACL in Week 4, the Vikings have had two running backs, Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon, on the roster, in addition to fullback C.J. Ham, who can act as a running back in a pinch. They also have RB Bronson Hill on the practice squad.