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Vikings Claim Via Waiver Tyler Catalina, Waive Tiano Pupungatoa

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Eagan, Minn. (August 1, 2019) – The Minnesota Vikings announce the following roster moves:

CLAIMED VIA WAIVER:

PLAYER POS. EXP. COLLEGE

Tyler Catalina ............................... G ................ 3 .................................. Georgia

WAIVED:

PLAYER POS. EXP. COLLEGE

Tiano Pupungatoa ........................ G ................ R ............... South Dakota State

Tyler Catalina (6-6, 315) joins the club after spending the last two seasons with Washington. An undrafted free agent in 2017, Catalina earned a spot on the opening roster, appearing in seven games with two starts. The Massachusetts native suffered a shoulder injury in 2018 and spent the season on the Reserve/Injured list. A Second Team All-CAA selection at Rhode Island, Catalina rounded out his collegiate playing career at the University of Georgia where he helped the Bulldogs to an 8-5 record and Liberty Bowl victory in 2016. He graduated from Wachusett Regional High School after leading the team to back-to-back state championships in 2010 and 2011. Catalina earned his bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island in sociology and pursued his graduate degree in adult education at Georgia.

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