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Vikings shuffle defensive linemen after B.J. Dubose tears ACL

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 22: Bruce Gaston #76 of the Chicago Bears waits with teammates to run out to the field during pre-game ceremonies prior to the start of the NFL game against the Denver Broncos at Soldier Field on November 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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The Vikings suffered a loss on the defensive line last week when B.J. Dubose tore his ACL during one of the team’s OTAs.

The injury will force Dubose to miss the season and the Vikings announced a move on Tuesday to fill the 2015 sixth-round pick’s spot on the roster. The Vikings waived Dubose with an injury designation, setting him up for a spot on injured reserve if he goes through waivers unclaimed, and signed defensive tackle Bruce Gaston.

Gaston got some exposure to life in the NFC North last season by playing in two games for the Packers and then seeing time in seven games for the Bears after they signed him off of Green Bay’s practice squad. Gaston had 12 tackles and a sack across his two stops and has also spent time with the Cardinals, Patriots and Dolphins since entering the league as an undrafted rookie in 2014.

Gaston will be trying for a reserve role behind Sharrif Floyd and Linval Joseph in Minnesota.