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Vikings Officially Add Lorenzo Booker, Waive/Injured List for Albert Young

December 8, 2010

The Minnesota Vikings have officially announced the signing Lorenzo Booker. To make roster space for the running back, the team waived running back Albert Young. However, Young will most likely remain with the team. Instead of waiving the third-year player out of Iowa, the Vikings placed him on the waived/injured list meaning once he clears waivers he can be placed on the Vikings’ injured-reserve list.

During this season’s training camp, Albert Young and rookie Toby Gerhart battled for the right to backup Adrian Peterson. Gerhart eventually won the job, and consequently, Young has only been active for three games this season. In Sunday’s victory over the Bills, Young carried the ball a career-high 10 times for 27 yards.

Prior to placing the waived/injured tag on Young, the Vikings did not reveal that he suffered an injury in Sunday’s game. On Tuesday, however, the Vikings announced that Young will be placed on injured reserve after he clears waivers due to a knee injury.

The Vikings made another – albeit smaller – roster move on Tuesday. They added quarterback R.J. Archer to their practice squad and waived center Adrian Martinez. Archer was with the Vikings this summer, but was released when the Vikings made their final roster cutdown prior to the regular season. According to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the move at quarterback “could have been done because Brett Favre is dealing with a sprained throwing shoulder and Joe Webb, the team’s third quarterback, has a pulled hamstring.”
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