Former Green Bay Packer Mossy Cade, a defensive back who was paroled last month after serving 15 months in prison for sexual assault, was claimed on National Football League waivers by the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings put Cade, 26, on the reserve list and will not ask the NFL to reinstate him this season. Green Bay released Cade’s rights last Friday.
“This is a situation where there’s no guarantee it’s going to work out,” Viking General Manager Mike Lynn said. “But we believe this player deserves a second chance. He’s paid his dues to society.”