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Vikings Sign Sean Mannion, Waive Ameer Abdullah


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Tuesday announced they have signed Sean Mannion from their practice squad. Minnesota released running back Ameer Abdullah and signed him to their practice squad.

Mannion has been a standard elevation from Minnesota's practice squad in each of the first two weeks of the 2021 season. He had reached his season-long limit of two games under the rule that was added in 2020 to help teams navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

The elevation of Mannion allowed him to be active as Minnesota's backup behind Kirk Cousins, who played the entirety of each game. Rookie QB Kellen Mond has been inactive the first two weeks.

Abdullah was elevated in Week 1 and caught two passes for 15 yards. He also rushed once for a gain of 4 in nine snaps against Cincinnati. Abdullah was signed to Minnesota's 53-man roster ahead of the Vikings Week 2 game against the Cardinals. He played one offensive snap and 19 on special teams.

The Vikings (0-2) will host the Seahawks (1-1) in Minnesota's 2021 home opener at 3:25 p.m. (CT) Sunday.