EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings stuffed out their team Thursday by hiring Karl Scott as defensive backs coach and Paul Guenther, a longtime colleague of head coach Mike Zimmer, as a senior defensive assistant.
The Vikings furthermore signed kicker Greg Joseph to compete with Dan Bailey after a rough season.
Scott will fabricate his debut in the NFL after spending the last three seasons in the identical characteristic at Alabama, the build he was a share of the 2020 national championship group. He had outdated stops at Texas Tech, Louisiana Tech, Southeastern Louisiana, Tusculum and Delta Mumble.
Guenther was the defensive coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders the last three years. He worked 13 seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals, with four years as defensive coordinator from 2014-17. He took over that characteristic from Zimmer, who left to alter into head coach of the Vikings. Guenther and Zimmer overlapped with the Bengals for six seasons.
“Collectively, we’re all going to salvage the Vikings’ defense aid to the current we quiz,” Zimmer stated in an announcement distributed by the group.
Joseph was signed off Tampa Bay’s practice squad. The 26-year-passe, who was undrafted out of Florida Atlantic in 2018, has furthermore frolicked with Miami, Cleveland, Carolina and Tennessee. He has seemed in 16 usual season video games, mostly with the Browns in 2018, with an 85% discipline purpose rate (17 for 20) and an 89.5% label on additional substances (34 for 38). He has touchbacks on 53 of 80 kickoffs.
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