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Vikings Activate Nick Vigil During Roster Moves

LB Nick Vigil
LB Nick Vigil

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Tuesday announced the activation of linebacker Nick Vigil from the Reserve/COVID-19 list during a handful of roster moves.

Vigil has played in 15 of 16 games and made 11 starts in his first season in Minnesota, recording 78 tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack and an interception he returned 38 yards for a touchdown.

Minnesota additionally placed tight end Chris Herndon on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and defensive back Parry Nickerson on the Practice Squad Reserve/COVID-19 list.

View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Jan. 5, 2022.

Herndon has played in all 16 games with five starts. His four catches include one touchdown. Nickerson was called up to help on special teams in Weeks 3-5.

The Vikings also announced the signing of interior offensive lineman Cole Banwart to their practice squad.


A native of Ottosen, Iowa, Banwart played college football for the Hawkeyes, starting 17 games at guard (16 at right guard) from 2017-20. Banwart spent time with the Titans and Giants this season.