The Minnesota Vikings made an effort to solidify their offensive line position on Friday afternoon, signing former Chicago Bears practice squad player Levi Horn to an undisclosed contract.
Horn, who played tight end in high school, was waived by the Bears earlier in the week despite never actually appearing in an NFL game. The 6-foot-7, 315 pound tackle originally signed to play college ball at Oregon, but struggled to find consistent playing time and eventually transferred to Montana.
He caught on with the Bears as an undrafted rookie in 2010, and was a strong presence in the organization's practice squad for essentially the last two years. Horn will hope to provide much-needed depth behind starters Phil Loadholt and rookie Matt Kalil at the tackle positions, and will benefit from blocking for arguably the most talented tailback in professional football in Adrian Peterson.