Vikings Claim Brandon Bostick, Packers’ Onside Kick Goat, Off Waivers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have claimed tight end Brandon Bostick off waivers from the Green Bay Packers.

The move was made Wednesday, the day after the Packers dropped him. Bostick became best known for mishandling an onside kick in the NFC Championship Game last month that helped the Seattle Seahawks complete a big comeback.

From Darren Sharper to Ryan Longwell to Brett Favre to Greg Jennings, the Vikings have made a habit of signing former Packers.

Bostick made the practice squad with Green Bay in 2012 after going undrafted out of Division-III Newberry College in South Carolina. He was on the active roster the past two seasons, appearing in 24 games and catching nine passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns with 13 special teams tackles.

Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews recovers an onside kick that bounces off the helmet of Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick as receiver Jordy Nelson (87) and fullback John Kuhn react in the NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field.

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