Kenny Wright Released

Kenny Wright started 26 games with the Vikings. Tuesday, he was released.

Kenny Wright saw the handwriting on the wall when the Vikings signed CB Corey Chavous -- his days as a starter were over. Tuesday, he found out his days as a Viking were over.

Two days after briefly leaving training camp for personal reasons, Wright was waived by the Vikings. VU was told the release had nothing to do with the absence Sunday, instead giving him a chance to hook on with another team.

Mike Tice said that Wright had "fallen behind some guys" on the depth chart and, by releasing him now, he has a chance to perhaps hook on with another team.

Wright becomes the third player cut by the Vikings since training camp opened.

* McKinnie Holdout Watch: Day 6 -- Tuesday Tice took back his draft day claim of "Instant Starter" for Bryant McKinnie, showing his frustration over a holdout that is now in its sixth day. "The anointing of him as a starter is over," Tice said. He said that, until something changes, Everett Lindsay is now the starting left tackle.
* Tuesday brought little progress on the McKinnie signing front from the Vikings standpoint and there is little indication that, barring some intense negotiations, that McKinnie will be at Mankato before Friday.
* The Vikings signed OL Lorenzo White who came to Mankato Monday for a workout.
* RB James Wofford, who is fighting not only for a roster spot, but potentially significant playing time, is going to be held out until Friday's scrimmage with Kansas City to rest an injured knee suffered Monday at practice.

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