Chase Ford gets his chance to shine

The depth chart indicates that Rhett Ellison will step into the starting lineup in the absence of Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, who has undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia.

But Ellison isn’t expected to be the guy who benefits from the extra attention in Norv Turner’s tight-end friendly attack.  The guy who stands to rack up the targets and the catches while Rudolph is out is Chase Ford.

Ford, added to the active roster on Wednesday, played college football at Miami, and he stands six feet, six inches tall and weighs 255 pounds.  The Vikings surely hope Ford has even more in common with Jimmy Graham than height, weight, and a link to the “U”.

He appeared in nine games for the Vikings last year, catching 11 passes for 133 yards.

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