Vikings Release Six

The Vikings have one player left to release for tomorrow's mandatory cutdown to 65 players, but today released six, none of them major surprises.

The Vikings still have one cut to make in order to be in compliance with the league's mandatory cutdown to 65 players tomorrow, but Monday they got ahead of the game a little by releasing six players. That leaves one player left to release because they are putting two (linebacker Isaac Keys, shoulder, and offensive lineman Bennitte Waddell, ankle) on injured reserve and the Vikings have roster exemptions until the final cutdown because of their NFL Europe players.

Gone are kicker Andy Crosland, offensive lineman Wes Hines, cornerback Carl Kidd, punter Brian Morton, wide receiver Joey Kent and long snapper Mike Solwold. Hines could be a potential callback to the practice squad, as the Vikings like to develop offensive linemen through the practice squad and he did show some potential as a guard.

However, if any of those released are picked up by another team and stay on their final 53-man roster, the Vikings could not pick them up. The others released are longshots for the practice squad.

NFL teams must be down to 53 players on Sept. 2 and can begin assembling a five-man practice squad on Sept. 3.


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