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Vikings Sign Kaleb Johnson, Place Nick Easton on IR

The Vikings on Monday announced the addition of guard Kaleb Johnson and the placement of Nick Easton on Injured Reserve.

Johnson, 25, joins Minnesota after he was recently release by the Chicago Bears. He first entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Baltimore in 2015.

Johnson spent time on the Ravens practice squad that season. He also has spent time with the Browns, Cardinals and Chiefs.

The native of Jacksonville, Florida, played collegiately at Rutgers. Johnson garnered Freshman All-American accolades in 2011 when he started 11 consecutive games at right tackle. The following season, he moved to left tackle and started all 13 games. Johnson moved positions again in 2013. He started 26 games at guard in his final two seasons.

Easton, who had been filling in at center for Pat Elflein, suffered a neck injury during training camp. Easton started 12 games for the Vikings in 2017.

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