EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings have added another offensive lineman and a veteran cornerback, the team announced Monday.
Minnesota signed Evin Ksiezarczyk after his participation in this past weekend's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. The Vikings also added CB Parry Nickerson, who has spent time with the Jets, Seahawks, Jaguars and Packers in the past three seasons.
Ksiezarczyk is listed at 6-foot-6 and 311 pounds. A native of West Seneca, New York, he was able to stay close to home for college. After redshirting in 2015, Ksiezarczyk appeared in 50 games for the Buffalo Bulls. He played primarily on special teams in 2016 and became a starter at left tackle in 2017, holding the spot through 2019 when he was named to the All-MAC First Team and helped the Bulls rush for a school-record 3,256 yards.
Nickerson (listed at 5-10 and 182 pounds) was selected in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft (179th overall) and appeared in all 16 games of his rookie season. He made two starts for the Jets, with the second coming against the Vikings in Week 7. Nickerson recorded seven tackles and one for a loss on 53 defensive snaps against Minnesota.
New York traded Nickerson to Seattle in 2019, but he later landed in Jacksonville. After appearing in four games with the Jaguars late in 2019, Nickerson joined the Packers in 2020. He was inactive during Week 1 when Green Bay visited Minnesota. His only game action for Green Bay occurred at Tampa Bay, with just two snaps on special teams before suffering a season-ending hamstring injury.
A native of the New Orleans area, Nickerson also stayed close to home for college, playing at Tulane from 2013-17. He bounced back from an injury that led to a medical redshirt in his freshman year to total 48 games (46 starts) for the Green Wave. Nickerson was selected to the All-AAC First Team by the conference's coaches in 2017 when he totaled six interceptions.