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Minnesota Vikings Sign OT Kevin Murphy, DE Nick Reed

The offseason has been full of new faces for the Minnesota Vikings from the draft and free agency, and the Vikings continued to add bodies to the group on Tuesday when they picked up two more players.

They first signed former Harvard OT Kevin Murphy, releasing former Arkansas OT Jose Valdez in order to get room on the roster for him. Murphy was's 27th overall ranked tackle in the 2012 NFL Draft class and had originally been signed by the San Francisco 49ers before they waived him back on May 14.

The Vikings also signed Nick Reed, a defensive end who was originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 draft but was out of the league by 2010. He was with the Vikings back in their rookie camp and before that had been with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Since the team is at the 90 man roster limit, they had to release DE Kevin Cyrille in order to make room on the roster for Reed.

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