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Sunday, September 6, 2009
Practice squad extravaganza: Vikings

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert


Minnesota managed to get quarterback John David Booty through waivers and onto its practice squad Sunday. It would have been a surprise had someone claimed him, but stranger things have happened.

For what it’s worth, we now have three NFC North teams with a quarterback on their practice squad. Booty joins Brian Brohm in Green Bay and Brett Basanez in Chicago; in the latter two cases, the maneuver allows the team to use only two active roster spots on quarterbacks. Given the relative rarity of a No. 3 quarterback actually playing in a game, it’s definitely the preferred scenario.

Tight end Garrett Mills, a strong pass-catcher who spent most of the past two seasons with the Vikings, also signed back to their practice squad. The remainder of Minnesota’s list: