Vikings put Crichton on IR, add former Concordia-St. Paul star Moore

December 19, 2015

The Minnesota Vikings placed defensive end Scott Crichton on season-ending injured reserve Saturday and signed Zach Moore from the practice squad to the active roster.

Crichton, a third-round pick in 2014, played in all 13 games for the Vikings this season, accumulating eight tackles. He suffered a concussion/neck injury in last week's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Moore, also a defensive end, was the first player from Concordia-St. Paul to be drafted, selected by New England in the sixth round of the 2014 draft. Moore was released by the Patriots at the end of the 2015 training camp and signed to the Vikings' practice squad. He had 33 sacks at Concordia-St. Paul, the ninth-most in Division II history.

Born and raised in Chicago, Moore could make his Vikings debut against his hometown team as Minnesota hosts Chicago on Sunday.

Moore is the third Vikings player to have played in a Minnesota college, joining wide receiver AdamThielen (Minnesota State) and Marcus Sherels (Minnesota).