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Vikings Place Doctson on IR, Sign Meadors to Active Roster

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Thursday announced that receiver Josh Doctson has been placed on Injured Reserve.

Doctson joined Minnesota as a free agent earlier this month. The former first-round pick of the Redskins was inactive for the Vikings season opener on Sunday.

On Wednesday, he was listed as limited on the first injury report of Week 2 because of a hamstring injury.

The Vikings announced that rookie cornerback Nate Meadors has been signed to the 53-man roster.

Meadors was undrafted out of UCLA, where he played in 42 games and made 30 starts for the Bruins. Meadors totaled 149 tackles and 22 pass breakups in his college career.

He made a splash in his preseason debut with Minnesota, returning an interception 30 yards for a touchdown at New Orleans. Meadors also practiced and played some at safety this offseason. The native of San Bernardino, California, was waived during roster reductions and signed to the Vikings practice squad.

The Vikings also announced that Alexander Hollins has been signed to the practice squad. The undrafted rookie from Yazoo City, Mississippi, signed with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in May and was with the Vikings through the preseason. He had three catches for 26 yards in the exhibition contests.

Hollins capped his college career at Eastern Illinois, where he recorded 80 receptions, 1,102 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior.