The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that they’ve signed DT Bruce Gaston to a contract and waived DT B.J. Dubose with the injury designation.
Dubose sustained a torn ACL during Wednesday’s OTA practice and is expected to miss the entire 2016 season, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.
If he clears waivers tomorrow, it’s likely that the Vikings will likely place him on injured reserve.
Dubose, 24, was taken in the sixth round by the Vikings last year. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but later signed to the team’s practice squad.
During the preseason last year, Dubose recorded two tackles over the course of three games.
Gaston, 24, originally signed on with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue back in May of 2014. Since then, he’s had brief stints with the Patriots and Dolphins before the Packers signed him to their active roster towards the end of the 2014 season.
Green Bay wound up waiving Gaston during the season before later adding him to their practice squad. However, the Bears signed him to their active roster last October, but cut him loose a few weeks ago.
In 2015, Gaston appeared in nine games and recorded 12 tackles and a sack.