Skip to main content

Vikings claim former Gopher MarQueis Gray off waivers

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Former Minnesota Gopher MarQueis Gray is coming to the Minnesota Vikings.

Gray, who played quarterback for the Gophers, tweeted Sunday that he was officially a Viking after being waived by the Cleveland Browns.

The tight end/fullback will be reunited with Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who was Cleveland's offensive coordinator in 2013 when Gray played for the Browns. That season, he had six carries and two catches in 12 games. Before being cut this year, he had six catches and a fumble in the preseason, NBC Sports says.

USA Today's Tom Pelissero tweeted Sunday saying the Vikings also claimed offensive tackle Mike Harris, who was waived by the San Diego Chargers. ESPN confirmed this report, citing two league sources.

Harris started nine games over the last two seasons in San Diego and NBC Sports says he should be in the swing tackle mix for the Vikings.

Harris also played for Turner in 2012 with the Chargers, the Pioneer Press says.

ESPN says these moves addressed two needs for the Vikings after finalizing their 53-man roster Saturday – the Vikings only had two tight ends, and they seemed to be looking for a veteran at tackle.

The Vikings have to make two corresponding transactions to make room for Gray and Harris – none have been announced, NBC Sports says.

The Pioneer Press, citing league sources, says Joe Banyard, who was cut by the Vikings Saturday, cleared waivers and was added to the practice squad. The Vikings will look to fill out the remainder of the practice squad Sunday, the newspaper notes.

Next Up

hospital, emergency room

2 dead, 1 critical after being found unconscious in garage

The men were believed to have been drinking together and possibly using drugs.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

2 teens suspected in 20 robberies arrested after police chase

They are suspects in 23 cases in three Twin Cities counties.

Dave Hutchinson

Hennepin Co. Sheriff was driving 125 mph before DWI crash, files reveal

Taken together, the files provide a clearer picture of what exactly happened the morning of Dec. 8.

Pixabay - casino slot machines

Canadian man pleads guilty to sexually abusing children at MN casino

Brady John Hillis, 32, pleaded guilty two counts of abusive sexual contact with a child under 12.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Exchange of shoes sold online results in theft, shots fired

The victim had initially arranged to sell a pair of shoes to the suspect on an online marketplace.

plow, snowplow, snow

Michigan beats Minnesota to 'Betty Whiteout' snowplow nickname

There is one BIG difference between the Michigan and Minnesota snowplow contests.

kacey musgraves

Kacey Musgraves gives shoutout to Minneapolis vintage store

The country music star was in the Twin Cities kicking off her latest tour.

Anthony Edwards

Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks

The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.

Xcel Energy Center

NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.

the mayo clinic - edit

Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

FLickr - minneapolis police - Tony Webster - Feb 2020 - crop

Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

Related

Vikings claim Rosenfels off waivers

The Minnesota Vikings replaced Donovan McNabb Friday by claiming Sage Rosenfels off waivers. Rosenfels played with the Vikings in 2009 before being traded during the 2010 preseason to the Giants. The eleven year veteran will back up Christian Ponder and Joe Webb.