Minnesota Vikings Officially Re-Sign Offensive Lineman

The Minnesota Vikings are solidifying their offensive line. Per the Star Tribune's Ben Goessling, the team has re-signed Oli Udoh to a qualifying option contract. Udoh will count just $1.2325 million against the 2023 cap, a minuscule sum for a 26-year-old with 17 starts over the past two years. He earned a solid 73.6 overall grade from Pro Football Focus last year for his play over 132 snaps.

Udoh entered the league as the Vikings' 193rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 41 games for the team at guard and tackle. He has served mostly as a backup but started 16 games for the Vikings in 2021. He mostly struggled during his chance in the spotlight, recording a 54.4 overall grade from Pro Football Focus.

Udoh is unlikely to be a true difference-maker for the Vikings in 2023, but he's the type of player teams are grateful to have on their roster when injury strikes. He can provide valuable depth for years to come.

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