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Though there have been plenty of rumors about Kirk Cousins’ future in Minnesota, the veteran is quite clearly the starting quarterback for the Vikings. At the same time, the team doesn’t have much depth beyond Cousins, as Nick Mullens has been placed on injured reserve due to a back injury, which leaves rookie Jaren Hall as his lone backup.

According to a report from league insider Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Minnesota Vikings have signed Sean Mannion, who has previously spent time with the Vikings, as well as the Rams and Seahawks. This marks Mannion’s third stint with Minnesota. He was previously with the team from 2019-2020 and again in 2021.

Mannion, a former third-round draft choice of the Rams out of Oregon State, has signed a deal to join Minnesota’s practice squad.

He has played in 14 games (three starts) during his NFL career; making two of those starts with the Vikings (2019, ‘21). For his career, Mannion has completed 67 of 110 pass attempts (60.9 percent) for 571 yards with one touchdown against three interceptions.

It’s not likely that Mannion will see much playing time for the Vikings this season, if any. But he does add depth to the quarterback position, as the Vikings recently released Tanner Morgan from their practice squad.

[Adam Schefter on Twitter]

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