Chris Reed is heading back to Minnesota and will be back in Purple.
Minnesota announced Friday it has agreed to terms with the guard who played collegiately at Minnesota State University Mankato.
Originally signed as an undrafted rookie by the Jaguars in 2015, the 29-year-old most recently played 14 games for the Colts in 2021. He made six starts for Indianapolis.
Prior to joining the Colts, Reed spent 2015-18 with the Jaguars and in 2019 split time between the Dolphins (five games) and Panthers (three games). He was on Carolina's roster for the 2020 campaign.
Reed has started 29 of 61 career games.
Reed grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and later attended MSU. As a senior in 2014, he started all 15 games for the Mavericks and helped the team rack up 3,625 rushing yards and 3,079 yards through the air, with 82 total touchdowns.
He will reunite in the Vikings locker room with former Mavericks teammate Adam Thielen. The two overlapped at MSU from 2010-12.
Reed's addition is a continuation of the Vikings bolstering the interior of their offensive line in free agency. Minnesota signed Jesse Davis on March 28 and added Austin Schlottmann on March 16.
Head Coach Kevin O'Connell said this week at the Annual League Meeting that he believes the Vikings are set at four starting positions on the offensive line with a competition at right guard on the way.