Former Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong tells Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press that the Vikings had him working as a safety during their rookie minicamp and plan to sign him to a contract.
“I’m invited back to OTAs (organized team activities) with the team,’’ Armstrong told Tomasson. “I’m excited about it.’’
Armstrong played quarterback for Nebraska but it appears as though he showed enough to the Vikings during his tryout to warrant an extended look at safety.
“I met with (defensive backs coach Jerry) Gray after practice Sunday, and he said, ‘We’re going to fly you back up here (next) Sunday and we’ll give you a playbook,’’’ said Armstong. “He said he’d call me in a few days. They also like the way I’ve been playing special teams.’
“I was kind of rusty at first,’’ Armstrong added. “But I think that I can bring something to the team on the defensive side of the ball and to special teams. I’m looking forward to next week. I’ll do whatever it takes to play in the NFL.’’
Armstrong wound up going undrafted out of Nebraska a few weeks ago before securing a tryout with the Vikings.
During his four-year career at Nebraska, Armstrong threw for 1,172 yards while completing 53.3 percent of his passes to go along with 67 touchdowns and 44 interceptions. He also contributed 1,819 yards receiving and 23 rushing touchdowns over the course of 45 games.