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Vikings Fortify Offensive Line with Addition of Josh Kline

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings fortified the interior of their offensive line Wednesday with the addition of veteran right guard Josh Kline.

The 29-year-old started all 16 games for the Titans in 2018 when Tennessee’s rushing attack finished seventh in the league with 126.4 yards per game.

Kline has appeared in 79 career games in six seasons and has made 64 starts, the majority of which came in Tennessee.

He started 46 games at right guard for the Titans over the past three seasons, all at right guard. Kline joined Tennessee shortly before the start of the 2016 season.

The Titans ranked in the top half of the league in rushing — and finished in the top 10 twice — in the three seasons that Kline started for Tennessee.

Kline spent the first three seasons of his career with the Patriots in New England, where he made 18 starts and appeared in 33 total games. Kline was with the Patriots from 2013-2015, and dressed but did not appear in Super Bowl XLIX against Seattle after the 2014 season.

He made 13 starts (seven at right guard, six at left guard) in 2015 for New England.

An undrafted free agent out of Kent State, Kline spent part of the 2013 season on the Patriots practice squad before being activated to the 53-man roster for good in November.

Kline played multiple spots on the offensive line in college. He played right tackle and right guard as a junior before switching to left guard in his final season for the Golden Flashes.

He was an All-MAC Second Team selection as a senior in 2012 after starting all 14 games.

Kline has a well-rounded athletic background. He was a successful wrestler at Mason High School in Ohio, which is 20 miles outside of Cincinnati.

He went 45-1 as a senior and won a state title at 285 pounds. He had a 105-23 overall record in his final three seasons on the mat in high school.

View photos of Vikings G Josh Kline who signed with the team on Wednesday.

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