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Vikings Bring Back DT David Parry


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Tuesday announced that they have re-signed defensive tackle David Parry and placed cornerback Mike Hughes on season-ending Injured Reserve.

Parry spent the 2018 offseason and first two games of the season with Minnesota. He was released when the Vikings signed defensive tackle Tom Johnson after the veteran was released by Seattle.

Hughes suffered a torn ACL on Sunday against the Cardinals, ending a promising campaign for the rookie.

Parry (6-foot-2, 317 pounds) recorded two tackles, a sack and quarterback hit for the Vikings against the Packers in Week 2.

A native of Marion, Iowa, Parry entered the league with the Indianapolis Colts as a fifth-round selection (151st overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. He spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons with the Colts, starting in all 32 of their games.

After spending all of the 2017 offseason with Indianapolis, Parry was released during final roster cuts and joined the Saints practice squad on Sept. 4, 2017. The Stanford graduate spent the 2017 season with New Orleans. He has totaled 81 tackles (50 solo), nine tackles for loss, five sacks, and 12 quarterback pressures in his 35 career games.

Additionally, the Vikings signed cornerback Craig James, a rookie out of Southern Illinois, to their practice squad. Cornerback Jalen Myrick, a former Minnesota Gopher, was released from the practice squad.

James (5-10, 195) spent the 2018 offseason with the Vikings before his release on Sept. 1, 2018. The Edwardsville, Illinois, native totaled 67 tackles (50 solo), five interceptions, and 25 passes defensed in 20 career games for the Salukis. James also spent two seasons at the University of Minnesota prior to his time at Southern Illinois, where he played in 18 games as defensive back and punt returner.