Tank's Just a Memory ... For Now

The Vikings continue to make moves, but thusfar they have all been related to jettisoning players, not adding them. Tank Williams became the latest casualty in what can best be described as a surprise move.

When the Vikings signed Tank Williams a year ago in free agency, he was penciled in as a starter opposite Darren Sharper. An injury killed off his 2006 season before it could begin and, despite recently signing a one-year deal worth $595,000, the Vikings apparently had a change of heart.

VU has learned that the Vikings have released Williams today. No specifics have been given, but Williams was cleared medically when he signed his new contract so apparently it wasn't a medical-related cut. It could be a procedural move, but calls placed to Williams Friday evening went unanswered. It's possible the Vikings re-sign him in the coming days.

When more information becomes available, VU will pass along more details.

Williams' release brings the number to five of Vikings that have been released in the last three days -- joining Brad Johnson, Fred Smoot, Jermaine Wiggins and Mike Rosenthal. A sixth Vikings -- OL Jason Whittle -- signed with Buffalo earlier today.

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