R.I.P. White Brett Jones Jersey , lost one of the biggest pieces of their franchise history.Fred Zamberletti, who served as the Vikings head athletic trainer for nearly four decades and served in various other capacities for the team, passed away on Sunday at the age of 86.Zamberletti came on board with the Vikings at the inception of the franchise in 1961 as the teamís head athletic trainer, a capacity that he served in until 1998. He then served as the teamís head of medical services from 1999 to 2001, and then as a senior consultant and team historian from 2002 to 2018. He attended every game in franchise history until 2011, when he finally missed one. His overall streak added up to 1,049 games attended in some capacity.Zamberletti played such a role in the history of the franchise that the team inducted him into their Ring of Honor in December of 1998. He is one of just five non-players to have been given that honor, along with coaches Jerry Burns, Bud Grant Youth Linval Joseph Jersey , and Dennis Green, as well as former General Manager Jim Finks.Prior to getting into the field of medicine, Zamberletti served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry. He then graduated from the University of Iowa, and went on to become the head of physical therapy at Hibbing General Hospital and the head athletic trainer at the University of Toledo before joining the Vikings.Here is a list of the honors that Zamberletti received, courtesy of the Minnesota Vikingsí official website:We want to send our condolences to the Zamberletti family on the event of Fred Zamberlettiís passing. He truly is one of the biggest pieces of Minnesota Vikings history, and had an impact on the Minnesota Vikings that few could match.Minnesota Vikings claim Luke McNitt on waivers After adding a bunch of players to the injured reserve list over the past couple of days, the Minnesota Vikings have started filling the open roster spots. More surprisingly, for the second time in two days, theyíve added a fullback to the roster.On Tuesday, the Vikings claimed fullback Luke McNitt off of waivers from the Atlanta Falcons. He joins incumbent fullback C.J. Ham and the Kobe McCrary Youth Anthony Barr Jersey , the former Golden Gopher who signed with the team yesterday.McNitt, who played his college football at the University of Nebraska, went undrafted this past April and signed with the Falcons on 1 May. McNitt did not accumulate any stats in two preseason games with the Falcons, but was in contention for the fullback job with the Falcons.With the Vikings adding another running back, it is worth noting that neither Mike Boone nor Roc Thomas practiced on Tuesday. I donít think that the McNitt signing is going to affect those two being the primary contenders for the #3 running back spot with the Vikings, but it does stand to reason that McNitt could see some action on Friday against the Seattle Seahawks if neither Boone nor Thomas can go.The Vikings still have one open spot on the 90-man roster, but there hasnít been any word yet on who might occupy it yet.