Bower, 24, originally signed on with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of LSU back in 2017. He wound up making Minnesota’s active roster the last two seasons but was cut loose coming out of the preseason.
Since becoming a free agent, Bower has worked out for the Ravens, Broncos, Colts, and Seahawks but left each meeting without a contract.
In 2019, Bower has appeared in five games for the Vikings and recorded six total tackles, one tackle for loss, and no sacks.
Beckner, 22, was drafted in the seventh round out of Missouri by the Buccaneers in the 2019 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year, $2.6 million deal but was waived by Tampa Bay coming out of the preseason and signed to the practice squad.
The NFL suspended Beckner four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy last month and was cut loose by the Buccaneers earlier this week.
During his four-year college career, Beckner recorded 120 total tackles, 13.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two recoveries, an interception and four pass defenses in 42 career games.