Vikings Add DB Reggie Jones To Practice Squad

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 9, 2011 – 2:17 pm

A spot on the Vikings practice squad opened up yesterday because the Washington Redskins singed DB Domonique Johnson to their 53-man roster.

To fill the vacant spot on the practice squad roster, the Vikings signed DB Reggie Jones.

Jones measures in at 6-0, 195 pounds and played college football at Portland State.

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36 Responses to “Vikings Add DB Reggie Jones To Practice Squad”

  1. By Parody on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    That doesn’t make much sense. We’ve been hurting at DB all year – so why were we not the ones to give Johnson a shot on the 53-man roster? Then, we go and replace him with someone from the same team that took him! Can anyone say downgrade? As if we weren’t already weak enough at the position…

  2. By andrew neighbors on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    no comment

  3. By David P on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    I have one? How clueless can this organization be?

  4. By kalishnakov on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    how about this, why would the redskins sign a player from another teams practice squad, when said player plays at a position which is already struggling as a whole unit, can not even make any playing time on this team? why would you want that guy? at least it opened up another chance for somebody else to come practice with the team. shannahan has proven he should have never tried coming back to football as a head coach. frazier is just a young coach whose learning right now but, he has been doing fairly well. as good as i expected with this team. next year we will be on top of the lions and bears again. and battling with GB for division rights.

  5. By mnsoldier on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    Who is this guy, are they kidding me, Portland state. are they DIII or what. Cmon man, this just proves Ziggy wants to make the team so bad we will help him move out of the state.

  6. By mnsoldier on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    Well when the Vikings leave I will have more time on sundays to do something else. Bring on the honey do lists.

  7. By Shawn on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    Parody … well said.

  8. By James on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    I feel like anyone should be able to try out for a DB spot for the VIkings whether they’re a 10 year veteran or a Walk-on. The Vikings never attempt to make any useful roster moves. We seem to always have coaches who rather wait till next season to make major roster adjustments rather than doing it while the season is still alive.

  9. By TheRealDon on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    Who is Reggie Jones anyway ?

  10. By Cmarie on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    Jones just needs a chance… If no one did the research he actually played for the Saints and then Redskins. Playtime or not he was good enough to make NFL, he just needs a chance to be put in the game. Maybe instead of running your mouth and asking question you should do the research and figure things out for yourself!

  11. By VikesOwn on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    i think reggie jones is kinda better then domonique johnson idk but i some some highlights of both them so vikes and the redskiks must think both of the cb sucks and traded lol

  12. By Dionte on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    Feels like a sick joke …lol

  13. By TheRealDon on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply


  14. By Woodboat on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    @Cmarie… just because someone is drawing an NFL paycheck doesn’t mean that they can be effective at that level. We started Asher Allen…. let me repeat that, so it’ll sink in…. we STARTED ASHER ALLEN. HE can’t play effectively at this level, and the staff chose him over Johnson, whom the Redskins chose over Jones. Sure, let’s “just give him a chance”. Actually, I’m ok with it. The more we see of Jones on the field, the more we’ll see Ponder on the field… one way or the other.

  15. By Parody on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    Cmarie – I did research him, that’s how I knew that the Skins dropped him in favor of taking Johnson off our practice squad. If you had actually researched him you would have seen that he never played for any team. He is in his second year (he was on IR his entire rookie year) with ZERO stats. That means he’s been a practice dummy his entire career. He was an undrafted free agent that failed to impress two teams in two years enough for them to even keep him on their practice squad.

  16. By REZ507 on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply


  17. By PAUL M. on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings along with Coach Frazier dragged their feet about the Chris Cook response — & the “caving in” hurt us.

    By deciding to pay Cook a full year’s salary while at the same time banning him from all team activities, we’re losing valuable roster spots. Why? Because of the contractual reasons, THE VIKINGS HAVE NOT DROPPED COOK FROM THE ACTIVE ROSTER, EVEN THOUGH HE’S NOT PLAYING THE REST OF THE SEASON. THAT’S 1 ROSTER SPOT THAT COULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO DOMONIQUE JOHNSON!

    I agree — to my great pain — that because of all the financial reasons coupled with the reality that Cook is a very good (+ tall) CB with speed that the NFL only has in limited numbers — the Vikings had a very tough decision on their hands. BUT I WILL BE SICK TO MY STOMACH IF I SEE JOHNSON BECOME A STAR IN WASHINGTON!

  18. By PAUL M. on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply



  19. By PAUL M. on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply


    Please Mike — your headline violates the first rule in good journalism by not encapsulating THE REAL STORY:


  20. By Frederick Jones on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    Parody well said :) :) :) :)

  21. By Frederick Jones on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    @Woodboat, Canadian Vikes Fan, and Jordan Adams,

    Thank you for your sensible blogs. It’s all about TEAM, and nothing spells team more than the Offensive Linemen, and Defensive Backs. You do not have to believe me, believe Chuck Noll (Who only won 4 Super Bowls), because he said it.

    If the Vikings do not spend their draft picks, and money on those two areas during the off-season they can move to Bermuda for all I care.

    Football is one of the greatest team sports of all time, and your Vikings are making a mockery out of it.

  22. By Woodboat on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    @Paul M…

    Chris Cook needs to do better than making it up to us… he needs to make it up to his wife first. I have no respect for a wife-beater… the young man needs to make a change, there. If she’s such a b1tch that you need to bat her around, throw her @ss out, don’t go WWE on her.

  23. By Woodboat on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    @ Fred… I totally agree. In fact, I can’t think of another sport that is more dependant on TEAM. In every other team sport, if you have that one superstar you can dominate a game. Basketball, hockey, soccer… one star and a bunch of scrubs can score and win a game. Baseball… a dominant pitcher and a bunch of scrubs can win with a single run. Football… if you have one star and a bunch of scrubs, you have the Vikings… NO, JUST KIDDING!!!! What you have is a team that can’t compete.

    Draft a TEAM, Spielman/Frazier. We don’t NEED another WR… we need OL and DBs at this point more than anything. We are crippled without them.

  24. By stew on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Im still waiting to see Stephen Burton on the field!

  25. By norm on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    why cant we put joe webb at reciever? will someone answer me that?

  26. By DRS on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Woodboat it is not his wife, it was his girlfriend. Besides that I am 100% with you on that.

  27. By Jake on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    chris cook… lack of discipline is like herpes. you got it for life. he will continue to have problems. cut him now and open a spot. it is an unfortunate waste of talent… kind of like a former viking reciever (84) who could have been a hall of famer, but is now watching from home cuz his (herpes) attitude keeps any team from wanting him!

  28. By Carl Brodin on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    This kid from Portland state from what i’ve seen from the video looks pretty good. Lets elevate this Jones kid to the big squad it’s time to do some shuffling
    after this week lets get him in there in some packages to see what he has. Where was Stephen Burton WR. All iwas hearing was we were going to put him in last week did not see him once. I think we need to get a new offensive coordinator. Musgrave does not have what it takes to use alll the weapons that we have. We need some one with more imaginition that puts more play makers on the field.

    Thanks Wobby,

  29. By Shawn on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Parody great research clearly the skins didnt like this guy which is why they took a complete unknown guy from our practice squad.

    you know who else the skins didnt like …. mcnabb and haynseworth

    maybe shanahan is smarter than we thought …. SO WHY DID WE SIGN THIS CHUMP ?????????????????

  30. By drew on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Are you seting ourselves to fait? We always pick up other teams rejects! Be honest to us! You owe us that, is the team moving to LA? Ziggy, seel the team, there are tongs os invester in Minn, that would but the team and give you a profit, let someome who know what they doing but the team!

  31. By Harvin on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    skins run alot of man an if u watch the tape on johnson he a better man corner an viking run alot of zone coverage an if you watch the tape on jones he is a better zone cover guy.. tht is why the swap happen… u gotta kno personnel to really understand y the vikings did wht they did ….

  32. By will on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Johnson is a wr,not a db.

  33. By New Vike on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Why are you people running your mouth on a guy like he’s garbage when none of ya’ll can hold a candle to his talents or you wouldnt be on this blog right now. You dont think nfl exec’s ever miss on guys, or changes of scenery cant benefit people? The kid will come in and compete and time will tell if he can play.

  34. By Shawn on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    @new vike … LOL if the only qualification to making the viking roster is to be better than me. might as well send the team to LA cause they will never win.

    so not a good argument

  35. By REZ507 on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    so b4 reskins piced him up who did they drop perhaps we signed their best practice player for stealin ours lol just a thought

  36. By will on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    The skins signed a wr from our practice squad,not a db,it’s a misprint.Johnson is 6’4″ and 220.

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