After a previous free-agent visit in Minnesota, defensive tackle David Parry officially has a new team.
The Vikings struck a deal with Parry on Wednesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 6-foot-2, 317-pound Parry spent the 2017 regular season with the New Orleans Saints. He joined the Saints practice squad in early September after being waived by the Indianapolis Colts as part of the Colts‘ roster moves to establish the initial 53-man roster. The Saints elevated Parry him to the active roster in Week 3, but he suffered a season-ending ankle injury against the Carolina Panthers before landing on injured reserve.
Parry served a four-game suspension while on injured reserve to close out the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse and the Personal Conduct Policy. The suspension stemmed from an offseason alcohol-related incident while with the Colts.
The 26-year-old Parry entered the league in 2015 out of Stanford as a fifth-round pick with Indianapolis, where he was a two-year starter and totaled 78 tackles (49 solo) and four sacks.
His arrival in Minnesota will provide depth to the interior of the Vikings defensive line.