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Vikings replace DT Stephen with Ellis

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The Minnesota Vikings placed defensive tackle Shamar Stephen on season-ending injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis to the active roster on Tuesday.

Ellis joined the Vikings as a free agent in early October. He spent the first month of the season with the New York Giants and played in one game.

The New York Jets drafted Ellis in the third round in 2011 and he remained with the team for four years. He totaled 31 tackles and one sack and started five games for the Jets.

Stephen sustained a toe injury in the Vikings’ 16-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. His left foot was in a walking boot earlier this week.


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