first_imgA general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Earlier this week, former Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah was released by the Detroit Lions. Abdullah spent the entirety of his NFL career with the Lions after being drafted in the second round by the team in 2015.Now, he’s signed with a new team. Abdullah is staying in the NFC North and signing with the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Vikings claimed former Lions RB Ameer Abdullah in waivers, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 7, 2018The Detroit backfield was too full with rookie Kerryon Johnson, and veterans LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick stealing reps from Abdullah. However, the backfield in Minnesota also features a stout backfield with Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray holding down the running back positions.Regardless, it’s another opportunity for Abdullah to show he belongs in the league. The former Nebraska star is adept as a returner, so it’s conceivable the Vikings could use him there.Minnesota waived rookie running back Roc Thomas, who is dealing with an injury, to make room for Abdullah.last_img

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