Vikings put Jabari Price on IR, add Brandon Watts to active roster

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings made a series of roster moves on Tuesday, adding some depth to their linebacker group and ending the checkered season of cornerback Jabari Price before he could get on the field.

Price, who was suspended for the first two games of the season following a DUI last December and was inactive on Sundays with a shoulder injury the last four games, was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, as the Vikings brought linebacker Brandon Watts up from their practice squad. The team also signed former Redskins linebacker Terrance Plummer to the practice squad, and brought back fullback Blake Renaud. To make room for Renaud on the practice squad, the Vikings cut wide receiver Donte Foster.

The Vikings had less linebacker depth on their 53-man roster after trading Gerald Hodges to San Francisco, and Watts made a push to earn a roster spot with a solid training camp after a disappointing rookie season. Even if he'd been healthy, Price might have had a tough time getting on the field with Trae Waynes playing well on special teams and occupying the Vikings' fourth cornerback spot. And with Josh Robinson possibly returning in a couple weeks, the Vikings had enough cornerback depth that they didn't need to be terribly patient with Price's injury. After what will turn out to be a full year off the field. he'll have plenty of work to do to get a roster spot in 2016.