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Vikings Add Jones & Metellus to 53-Man Roster


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings have made a pair of roster moves ahead of Week 2, as offensive linemen Brett Jones and safety Josh Metellus have both been added to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.

Safety Nate Meadors, who was on the active roster in Week 1 and played 14 snaps on special teams, has been waived.

Jones has appeared in 16 total games with three starts in Minnesota. He joined the Vikings in August in 2018 via a trade with the Giants.

Jones has played in 46 career games in his four seasons in the league and has made 17 career starts.

The Vikings had a need for an offensive lineman on the roster after starting right guard Pat Elflein was placed on Injured Reserve on Thursday.

Metellus, a 2020 sixth-round pick out of Michigan, was added to the Vikings practice squad at the conclusion of training camp.

He played in 47 games for the Wolverines, making 38 starts. He received First-Team All-Big Ten honors from The Associated Press in 2018.

In 13 starts last season, Metellus recorded 74 tackles, including 4.0 for loss. He also snagged two interceptions and added five passes defensed and a fumble recovery.