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Minnesota Vikings trade for offensive lineman Brett Jones

Some much needed backup for the Vikes' struggling line.

In a move that will provide some relief for Minnesota Vikings fans, the purple have brought in a new offensive lineman.

The Vikes have sent a 7th round 2019 draft pick to the New York Giants in exchange for center Brett Jones.

Jones will provide cover for starting center Pat Elflein, who still hasn't returned to practice ahead of the new season and there are concerns if he'll be able to line up against the 49ers in two weeks' time.

With Joe Berger having retired and Nick Easton out for the season, the Vikings' line is severely depleted and a cause of serious concern among fans.

Bringing Jones in should provide more experienced cover for Kirk Cousins, with the Canadian native ranked highly as a pass blocker.

Even when Elflein comes back, Jones could potentially fill in at guard, having spent some time there during his professional career.

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He played 14 games as left guard for the Giants after being signed from the CFL in 2016, before playing most of last season at center.

Judging by the response of Giants fans on Twitter, the Vikings may have got a good deal.

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