Vikings sign RB Myles Gaskin; waive WR Jalen Reagor; put Kene Nwangwu on IR

Myles Gaskin #37 of the Miami Dolphins carries the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter in a preseason game at Hard Rock Stadium on August 11, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  ((Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images))

The Minnesota Vikings are adding depth to their offensive backfield after announcing the signing of running back Myles Gaskin on Wednesday.

Gaskin’s agents, Drew Rosenhaus and Ryan Matha, confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday that he intends to sign a one-year deal with the Vikings. Gaskin has familiarity with Vikings’ defensive coordinator Brian Flores, who was the Dolphins’ head coach when he was drafted in 2019.

Gaskin was released on Tuesday after four seasons in Miami. He played in 38 career games and made 17 starts with the Dolphins, rushing for 1,355 yards and seven touchdowns. He averaged 3.8 yards per rush. He could also be an option in the pass game, with 101 career catches for 701 yards.

Gaskin played in just four games last season, getting 10 carries for 26 yards. He was inactive for 10 of the first 12 games last season. He’ll add depth to the Vikings’ run game, which will be led by Alexander Mattison. Ty Chandler appears to be the No. 2 running back. The Vikings made room for Gaskin by placing Kene Nwangwu on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury that's forced him to miss nearly all of training camp. By placing him on IR Wednesday, Nwangwu will have to miss at least the first four games of the season. If they had done it Tuesday, Nwangwu would've missed the entire season.

The Vikings also brought in Kareem Hunt for a visit during camp, but he left without signing.

The Vikings on Wednesday also signed former Buffalo Bills' offensive lineman David Quessenberry, who was released on Tuesday. Quessenberry was a sixth round pick by the Texans in 2013, but was put on IR that September. In June of 2014, he sought a medical evaluation after experiencing fatigue and a persistent cough, and was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. After getting treatments and overcoming the cancer, Quessenberry was back at Texans OTAs in 2017. He spent time with the Titans before being with the Bills last season. He's started 26 games in five seasons.

The Vikings on Wednesday also waived former 2020 first round pick Jalen Reagor. He was taken one selection ahead of Justin Jefferson. The Vikings traded for him last season, and he made eight catches for 104 yards and one touchdown. The move leaves Minnesota with five receivers: Justin Jefferson, K.J. Osborn, Jordan Addison, Brandon Powell and Jalen Nailor.

The Vikings might not be done adjusting their roster, with only five defensive backs as part of the initial 53.