Ham Looks To Make Impression In Preseason Debut

Vikings Open Exhibition Play At Bengals

To a guy like Adrian Peterson, preseason football might as well be a vacation or chance to play Pokemon go.

For those like Augustana alum C.J. Ham, it’s their one and possibly only chance to earn a spot on the final roster.

The Minnesota Vikings open the 2016 preseason tonight at Cincinnati.  Ham impressed the Vikings enough at a rookie minicamp tryout to earn a free agent contract.

It’ll take quite an effort to do that again with C.J. listed as the fifth string running back on the depth chart for tonight’s game.  If he doesn’t make the final roster, a good showing could still earn him a spot on the practice squad or open another organization’s eyes.

So that makes tonight’s objective pretty simple.