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Vikings Sign S George Iloka and FB Luke McNitt

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Wednesday signed veteran safety George Iloka and FB Luke McNitt to the roster.

Iloka, who spent the past six seasons in Cincinnati, was released by the Bengals on Sunday.

The 28-year-old was a fifth-round selection by the Bengals in the 2012 NFL Draft. Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer was Cincinnati’s defensive coordinator for Iloka’s first two seasons before Zimmer went to Minnesota in 2014.

Iloka became a starter in 2013 under Zimmer as the Bengals defense ranked third in yards allowed per game (305.5) and tied for fifth in points allowed per game (19.1).

Iloka, who has made 76 career starts, has nine career interceptions with two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. According to NFL.com stats, Iloka has 343 career tackles.

McNitt (6-2, 250) joins the Vikings after being waived by the Atlanta Falcons on August 20, 2018. The Kearney, Nebraska native signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent and saw action in two preseason games, tallying two special teams tackles. While with the Cornhuskers, McNitt played in 30 games over three seasons, serving as a team captain in 2017, contributing on both offense and special teams. McNitt transferred to Nebraska after spending one season at Nebraska-Kearney, where he played in 10 games as a quarterback in 2013. McNitt joins fellow Nebraska native and Cornhusker alum Tyler Hoppes on the Vikings roster.

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