If you can’t beat them, get them on your team

We all know the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium (if you did not know, spoiler alert).

On the way to a championship, the Eagles left the Vikings with a bitter taste in their mouths, after they beat Minnesota 38-7 in the NFC championship game. It was, by far, the Vikings’ worst loss in what was, overall, one of the team’s better seasons in recent memory.

The Vikings finished the regular season at 13-3. That was good for a tie for the NFL’s best record, and the franchise’s best of the 21st century.

Whether or not there is a direct connection is to be determined. But the Viking are turning to the champions for help.

Minnesota signed Eagles offensive lineman Josh Andrews today.

The Eagles picked up Andrews (6’2, 311 lb.) as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State in 2014. Philadelphia cut him before the start of the 2014 regular season and signed him to the practice squad.

Andrews has appeared in 16 career games, including 13 in 2015. Most of that playing time was on special teams.  

The Oregon native can play guard or center. He is expected to be a backup.

He joins former Eagles Quarterbacks coach John DiFilippo, who signed as the Vikings offensive coordinator last week.