Vikings re-sign offensive lineman Brett Jones

Free agent QB Sean Mannion is reportedly visiting the Vikings on Monday.
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The Vikings added depth to the offensive line on Monday by re-signing Brett Jones. 

Jones, a five-year pro who played in 14 games with the Vikings last season, can play center and both guard positions. Minnesota acquired him in a trade the the New York Giants last August and he wound up starting three games at center while Pat Elflein was recovering from offseason injuries. 

Once Elflein returned, Jones played only three snaps the rest of the season, according to The Athletic's Chad Graff

Prior to joining the Vikings, Jones started 14 games in three seasons with the Giants. 

With the return of Jones, Minnesota's offensive line depth is slowly but surely starting to take shape.

  • LT: Riley Reiff, Aviante Collins, Storm Norton
  • LG: Danny Isidora, Brett Jones
  • C: Pat Elflein, Cornelius Edison
  • RG: Josh Kline
  • RT: Brian O'Neill, Rashod Hill, Adam Bisnowaty

Note: The tackle depth behind Reiff and O'Neill is interchangeable, and the Vikings have yet to release an official depth chart for the upcoming season. 

Another Vikings free agency nugget to watch out for is that quarterback Sean Mannion is reportedly visiting the team on Monday. If he signs, he would likely compete with Kyle Sloter for the backup job to Kirk Cousins. 

Mannion was drafted by the Rams in the third round in 2015. He's played in 10 games (1 start) and passed for 258 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. 

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