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Vikings Place Ben Gedeon on IR, Add Alexander Hollins To Active Roster

The Vikings have placed LB Ben Gedeon on Injured Reserve and signed rookie WR Alexander Hollins off the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Prior to being elevated to the 53-man roster, Hollins (6-1, 166) spent Weeks 2-12 of the season on the team's practice squad. The rookie was initially signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent on May 3 and was waived during final cuts (8/31/19) before being re-signed to the practice squad on September 12. A native of Yazoo City, Mississippi, Hollins started 22 games over two seasons at Eastern Illinois after transferring from Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Wesson, Mississippi). He was awarded First Team All-Ohio Valley Conference and First Team All-America honors following a breakout senior season in 2018 that saw him total 1,102 yards on 80 receptions. Hollins was also a finalist for the 2018 Walter Payton Award, which is awarded annually to the most outstanding offensive player in the FCS.