After four strong seasons in Minnesota, Tom Johnson departed for the Seattle Seahawks in free agency.
After just two weeks of the NFL regular season, he’s coming back to the Vikings, according to NFL Network‘s Tom Pelissero.
The Seahawks cut Johnson before their Monday night game against the Bears and reportedly hoped to sign him back after some roster reconfiguration. That won’t be happening as Johnson appears to have chosen the 1-0-1 Vikings over the 0-2 Seahawks.
Johnson notched 16 sacks as a rotational interior pass rusher for the Vikings. At age 34, he’ll bring a veteran presence to Minnesota’s youthful second unit on the defensive line.
The Vikings also announced the signing of kicker Dan Bailey. With the need to clear roster space, the Vikings waived wide receiver Stacy Coley. Coley had a key drop late in Sunday’s game against the Packers.
The former Miami (Fla.) product has appeared in six games in his two-year NFL career, but is still seeking his first career reception.
He did, however, return a kickoff earlier this year for 19 yards.