Minneapolis, MN, United States (4E Sports) – The Minnesota Vikings have boosted their offensive line, claiming former Chicago Bears tackle J’Marcus Webb, according to a league source.
The embattled tackle was released by the Bears Saturday. He became known in Chicago after he was bumped and yelled at by quarterback Jay Cutler during a game in 2012.
Webb, who moved from left tackle to right tackle last season, would give the Vikings a backup option at both positions.
Of the three backup offensive linemen who made Minnesota’s roster Saturday, only Troy Kropog projects as a backup tackle.
All five Vikings offensive linemen started all 16 games last season, so while the team has little reason to be concerned about its durability on the offensive line, Webb provides some depth in case of an emergency.