Nov 11, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright (17) is tackled by Detroit Lions defensive back Jacob Lacey (21) during the third quarter at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Lions 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings sign Jacob Lacey, confirm signing of Lawrence Jackson


The Minnesota Vikings announced the signings of free-agent cornerback Jacob Lacey and defensive end Lawrence Jackson Monday morning.

The Vikings agreed to a one-year deal with Jackson on Thursday. Both players met with the team a couple weeks ago.

Lacey, 25, played with defensive coordinator Alan Williams in Indianapolis from 2009 to 2011. He has six career interceptions (two career touchdowns), and started in Super Bowl XLIV.

Lacey is familiar with the Tampa-2 scheme and is expected to battle it out with Josh Robinson and Marcus Sherels for the nickel corner spot previously held by Antoine Winfield.

Jackson, 27, was a first-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2008 out of USC. He has 19.5 career sacks through five seasons, with a career-best six sacks while with the Lions in 2010.

The signing of  Jackson is somewhat surprising considering the significant depth they have at the end positions. Jared Allen, Brian Robison and Everson Griffen all figure to be a big part of the team’s defense this season.

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