Tommy Armstrong was hoping to prove himself as a defensive back for the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately for the former Nebraska quarterback, he’ll have to chase his pro dreams elsewhere.
Armstrong announced Thursday night that he didn’t make the second round of cuts in Minnesota.
Unfortunately I got the call that they couldn't make a second cut for me!!! Just want to say thank you to the @Vikings for the chance!!
— Tommy Armstrong Jr. (@Tommy_Gun4) May 12, 2017
The Vikings brought in Armstrong as a safety for their initial rookie minicamp. Armstrong was invited back for OTAs (official training activities), but the team parted ways with him on Thursday.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Armstrong had been preparing for his transition to the NFL by prepping as a wide receiver and running back. In four seasons as Nebraska’s quarterback, Armstrong threw for 8,871 yards, 67 touchdowns and 44 interceptions.
His versatility and athleticism might be appealing to a different team, and Armstrong has shown he’ll do whatever it takes for a chance at a roster spot.