J'Marcus Webb spent last season as a backup swing tackle with Minnesota, starting one game. He hasn't played a game this season.
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With right tackle Phil Loadholt out the rest of the season, the Minnesota Vikings are bringing back J’Marcus Webb.
Webb, 26, announced he was returning to Minnesota on his Twitter page (@jmarcuswebb).
"I’m a Viking! Camera Gyrl, let’s ride or die! Everyone else—-move out the way!!! Go Vikings!," Webb wrote.
A source confirmed to FoxSportsNorth.com that Webb would be re-signing with the Vikings. Webb spent last season as a backup swing tackle with Minnesota, starting one game. He hasn’t played a game this season.
Loadholt is expected to have surgery this week to repair a torn pectoral suffered near the end of Sunday’s 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Mike Harris, who was claimed off waivers from the San Diego Chargers on Aug. 31, will "probably" get the first chance to replace Loadholt at right tackle. Harris has played in seven games this season and replaced Loadholt on Sunday. But Minnesota was left with only undrafted rookie Austin Wentworth with experience at tackle.