The Minnesota Vikings started reshaping the bottom of their roster Sunday after the setting their initial 53-man roster on Saturday.
Following the league-wide cuts on Saturday, Minnesota claimed former Chicago Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb. Webb has started every game the past two seasons and 44 of his 46 games in his three-year career.
But Webb was much maligned in Chicago’s struggling offensive line and the Bears signed Jermon Bushrod in free agency to man left tackle. Webb was moved to right tackle, but Chicago ended up going with rookie Jordan Mills, a fifth-round pick.
Webb was released as part of the Bears’ final cuts to get down to their 53-man roster. In Minnesota, he will give the Vikings an experienced backup swing tackle behind starters Matt Kalil and Phil Loadholt.
To make room for Webb, the Vikings cut offensive lineman Troy Kropog, a four-year veteran from Tulane.