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Vikings Sign Willie Beavers to Active Roster, Announce Roster Moves

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —The Vikings announced on Tuesday that they have signed offensive lineman Willie Beavers from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

The team also announced the signings of WR Isaac Fruechte and G Sean Hickey to the practice squad and the release of DB Julian Wilson from the practice squad.

Beavers was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was released during the team's final roster reductions on Sept. 3 and signed to the practice squad the following day.

Fruechte, a native of Caledonia who spent all of 2015 on the Vikings practice squad, also was released during the Vikings roster reductions on Sept. 3. He was signed to the Lions practice squad two days later but released last week.

Hickey spent training camp and most of the preseason with the Vikings. He also has experience with the Saints and Patriots practice squads and spent the first part of the 2016 offseason with the Jets.

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