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Vikings Sign Quarterback David Blough to Practice Squad 

QB David Blough
QB David Blough

EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings have added a quarterback to their practice squad.

Minnesota signed former Lions QB David Blough, the team announced Friday.

Blough spent the past three seasons in Detroit but did not make the Lions final 53-man roster when cuts occurred this week.

Blough initially was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2019 but was traded to the Lions.

In November 2019 after injuries to Matthew Stafford and backup quarterback Jeff Driskel, Blough was named the Lions starting quarterback; he made his first NFL start against the Bears on Thanksgiving Day. The following week, he started against Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium. Danielle Hunter recorded 3.0 sacks of Blough that afternoon, becoming the youngest player in league history to record 50 QB takedowns.

View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Jan. 14, 2023.

Blough appeared in seven total games for the Lions, five of which were starts. In those seven outings, he completed 100 of 184 passes for 1,033 yards with four touchdowns and seven interceptions.

The addition of Blough to Minnesota's roster comes two days after the Vikings unveiled their 53-man roster for the 2022 season, which includes two quarterbacks: Kirk Cousins and backup Nick Mullens, who joined the team via trade on Aug. 22.

The Vikings waived quarterbacks Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond on Tuesday. Mannion signed with the Seahawks practice squad Wednesday, and Mond was claimed by the Browns to be Cleveland's third quarterback behind Jacoby Brissett and Joshua Dobbs.

First-year Vikings Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah detailed their decisions on Mond and Mannion Thursday.