Former Pitt offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty was released by the Minnesota Vikings earlier this week to make room on the roster for Stacy Keely, a defensive end out of UAB who impressed during the team’s rookie minicamp.
The #Vikings have signed DE Stacy Keely (@Twin_Tower8) and waived T Adam Bisnowaty.— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 8, 2019
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The Vikings currently have 15 offensive linemen on their roster, and Bisnowaty spent part of the 2018 season on their practice squad. Earlier that year, the 6’6”, 305-pound tackle briefly played in similar roles for the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers after he was waived by the New York Giants in May 2018. The Giants were also the team that brought Bisnowaty into the league with a sixth-round pick in 2017.
During his five-year collegiate career at Pitt, Bisnowaty appeared in 45 games, starting 43 at left tackle and earning first-team All-ACC honors in his junior and senior seasons. With the Giants, the former Fox Chapel standout started one game at right tackle. In that game, the Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 18-10 and ran for 260 yards and a touchdown.
With Bisnowaty gone, Brian O’Neill is the last remaining representative of Pitt on the Vikings roster. However, his outlook in Minneapolis appears more promising, as the former second-round pick played in 15 games and started 11 as a rookie in 2018.