The Minnesota Vikings lower ties with tight finish Jake Bargas on August sixteenth, 2022, through summer time roster cuts, and the North Carolina alumnus latched onto the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins thereafter.
Former Vikings TE Lands with Saints
Bargas lasted simply two days on the Bears roster earlier than becoming a member of the Dolphins, the place he earned a 2022 apply squad project.
However Bargas evidently wasn’t a precedence for the Dolphins to retain for 2023, because the hybrid TE-FB joined the New Orleans Saints this week.
Saints podcaster Jeff Nowak tweeted Wednesday, “Saints have signed FB Jake Bargas and TE Jesse James. Okay Alex Quevedo was waived. I imagine these strikes will put them on the 90-man restrict.”
Bargas performed for the Vikings in two seasons, primarily as a apply squad participant. He did, although, play a handful of normal season snaps in Minnesota in 2020 versus — you guessed it — the Saints on Christmas Day after which in 2021 towards the Lions in an notorious street defeat.
Unearthed as an undrafted free agent from North Carolina after the 2020 NFL Draft, Bargas was normally the Vikings ‘different fullback’ behind C.J. Ham. As a Tarheel from 2016 to 2019, Bargas performed TE. At North Carolina, Bargas was a goal for present Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
If the Saints have TE plans for Bargas, he’ll struggle for a daily season roster spot with a number of others, together with Juwan Johnson, Foster Moreau, Taysom Hill, Jesse James, Lucas Krull, and Miller Forristall. In any other case, if Bargas fills a fullback function, Adam Prentice is the one man in entrance of him on the depth chart.
The Saints make use of one different ex-Viking, Storm Norton, a left sort out.
The Vikings have received 4 of their final six matchups towards the Saints.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his every day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates again to 1996. Listed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doorways (the band).