It’s been a period of change for former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong.
But now he’s been asked by the Vikings to try out as a safety.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) May 8, 2017
According to Chris Thomasson of the Pioneer Press, Armstrong played safety on the last day of the team’s three-day camp over the weekend and was invited back to OTAs to practice at that position.
Armstrong said the Vikings are looking to sign him as a safety for more preseason workouts.
“I’m invited back to OTAs (organized team activities) with the team,’’ Armstrong told the Pioneer Press. “I’m excited about it.’’
The ex-quarterback threw for 2,180 yards and 14 touchdowns last season during an injury-riddled campaign. He admitted he was a bit rusty in his first practice at safety on Sunday.
“I think that I can bring something to the team on the defensive side of the ball and to special teams,” Armstrong told the Pioneer Press. “I’m looking forward to next week. I’ll do whatever it takes to play in the NFL.”