Vikings Announce Roster Moves Signing former Golden Gopher | KFAN 100.3 FM

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Eagan, Minn. (August 20, 2018) – The Minnesota Vikings announce the following roster moves:

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PLAYER                         POS.          EXP.                           COLLEGE

Kobe McCrary.................... FB............... R........................... Minnesota

Kareem Are......................... G............... 1....................... Florida State

McCrary (6-1, 240) joins the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Minnesota after spending rookie minicamp with the team on a tryout basis. The Chipley, Florida native rushed for 738 yards and 11 touchdowns in two seasons with the Gophers, leading the team with 5.3 yards per carry as a senior. McCrary was also the recipient of the Minnesota’s 2017 Gary Tinsley Award for his underdog mentality and continual persistence. Before enrolling at Minnesota McCrary spent two seasons at Butler Community College, where as a sophomore he amassed 1,190 yards on 225 carries and led the NJCAA with 22 rushing touchdowns.

Are (6-6, 325) joins the Vikings as a free agent after most recently spending time with the Oakland Raiders, where he signed as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and was released at the conclusion of the 2017 preseason. Prior to joining the Raiders Are spent three seasons at Florida State, starting eight games at left guard as a junior before earning second-team All-ACC honors for a senior season spent blocking for All-American running back Dalvin Cook and ACC Rookie of the Year quarterback Deondre Francois.  Before arriving in Tallahassee, the Elmont, New York native played one season at Fort Scott Community College, where he became a PrepStar Maganize JUCO All-American and was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 JUCO offensive guard. Are joins fellow Seminoles Dalvin Cook and Xavier Rhodes on the Vikings roster.

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