Vikings welcome ex-Gopher David Cobb in for audition

David Cobb hopes to impress Vikings in tryout to replace Bishop Sankey

David Cobb will back in Minnesota. However this time around, he's hoping to make an impression on the Minnesota Vikings. 

Many local football fans remember David Cobb fondly; he passed Laurence Maroney for the single season rushing record at the University of Minnesota with 1,626 yards on 314 carries with 13 touchdowns in 2014.

According to the Pioneer Press, David Cobb said Friday he will work out with the Vikings on Saturday.

Cobb was drafted in the fifth round in 2015 to the Tennessee Titans. However, after injuries and the acquisition of star running back Demarco Murray, Cobb failed to find a role in Nashville. He ended his tenure in Tennessee with just 146 rushing yards on 52 carries. He appeared in seven games, but only started in one.

Cobb will hope to fill the void his ex-Titans teammate Bishop Sankey left open in Minnesota's back field after Sankey was lost for the 2017 with an ACL tear Thursday night in Buffalo.

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