Brandon Bostick claimed off waivers by Minnesota Vikings

Brandon Bostick claimed off waivers by Minnesota Vikings
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they have claimed former Newberry College football star Brandon Bostick off of waivers, moving him across the NFC North Division.

Bostick had been with the Green Bay Packers organization since 2012, first as an undrafted free agent then as two seasons on the active roster. Bostick has nine career catches for 123 yards (13.7 yards per catch) and two touchdowns on 18 targets. He had a 24-yard reception against Minnesota Nov. 24, 2013.

He became the first Newberry College alumnus to score a touchdown in the NFL on November 10, 2013. Both of his career touchdowns have come against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bostick announced Tuesday he had been released by the Packers via his Twitter account (@Bostick11). The other 31 teams had until 4 p.m. Wednesday to claim Bostick via the waiver system, which the Vikings did before that deadline.

Bostick becomes the fifth tight end on the Vikings roster, joining Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison, Chase Ford and Ryan Otten.