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BREAKING: Former Lions’ RB Ameer Abdullah will remain with Minnesota Vikings

Sep 11, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) looks on from the sidelines in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Lions won 39-35. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Ameer Abdullah will continue his career in the NFC North.

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On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings announced they have re-signed former Detroit Lions’ running back, Ameer Abdullah.

From Minnesota Vikings:

“It’s amazing; it’s exactly what I wanted heading into this process,” Abdullah said. “I was hoping that Minnesota was going to bring me back. It was exactly what I wanted. [Vikings General Manager] Rick [Spielman], his son [J.D.] goes to Nebraska, so we always have had that connection with the alma mater.

“Coach KP (running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu), he was excited to hear that I decided to come back, so everything is falling right into place,” Abdullah added. “I’m glad to be back with a great team and a great organization.”

A second-round pick of the Lions in 2015, Abdullah was claimed by the Vikings after his release by Detroit in 2018.

He appeared in seven games for the Vikings but was used sparingly on offense in 2018. He did not have a rush attempt and caught one pass for 10 yards (was targeted twice) after coming to Minnesota.

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