Redemption day

The Vikings are expected to announce their practice squad on Sunday afternoon, a time for many of Saturday's waived players to return.

Here we go again.

While yesterday was a time for players on the fringe to see their NFL dreams hit a major bump in the road, Sunday is a day for redemption.

Just as teams had to submit their list of cuts to the league by 5 p.m. Central Saturday, once the 24-hour waiver period passes, they will have the chance to re-sign players to the eight-man practice squad.

The Vikings are hoping John David Booty makes it through the waiver process, which backfired on the team a couple of years ago when the same ploy was tried with Tyler Thigpen and failed when the Chiefs made a waiver claim.

If a team claims a player off of waivers, he must be placed on the 53-man roster and remain there. If things don't work out, the player must be released rather than placed on their practice squad.

SUNDAY NOTES

  • Erin Henderson is expected to miss about four weeks after suffering a leg injury in Friday's game against the Cowboys. During a kickoff return, Henderson went down grabbing his leg and remained on the turf for a couple of minutes before limping off on his own power.

  • Brooks Bollinger, who was recently signed by the Lions as a stop-gap due to QB injuries, was one of Detroit's final cuts Saturday.

  • Glenn Holt didn't last long with Detroit either, being cut Saturday as the team trimmed its roster, which include a slew of outside help brought in to compete during the preseason.

  • Jesse Holley, the Cowboys wide receiver who won a spot on the training camp roster by winning Michael Irvin's reality show, was among the Dallas cuts Saturday.

  • Casper Brinkley, the twin brother of Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley, was cut by the Panthers Saturday.

  • Robert Ferguson's comeback bid came to an end Saturday when he was released by the Falcons.

  • Brian Brohm, who just two years ago was rumored to potentially be a first-round draft pick, was cut by the Packers Saturday.

  • The Seahawks made a deal to add talent to the roster and it came with a price, the release of former Vikings safety Brian Russell.

  • Former Vikings center Melvin Fowler was among the cuts made by the Arizona Cardinals Saturday.

  • Vinny Ciurciu's run with the Patriots didn't last long. He was one of New England's initial batch of cuts Friday.


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