The Vikings have released punter Chris Kluwe. Kluwe broke the news with his Twitter account Monday morning, and about four hours later the team confirmed the move.
Punter Chris Kluwe is expected to meet with Vikings brass again Monday and it could be the pivotal day in his future, or lack thereof, with the Minnesota Vikings.
Chris Kluwe continues to forward his position as an advocate for gay rights with another Internet post even while his job is threatened. The Vikings claim there will be competition for the job, but if last year's kicker competition is an indication, Kluwe might not make it to training camp.
The Vikings maintain that Chris Kluwe's off-the-field views had nothing to do with the drafting of punter Jeff Locke. Plus, GM Rick Spielman talked about his Day 3 picks.
Chris Kluwe has been the Vikings punter since 2005, but his job has never been threatened more than it is right now after the Vikings selected punter Jeff Locke in the fifth round of the draft.
Vikings fifth-round pick Jeff Locke brings some unique qualities to the position and has met the incumbent, Chris Kluwe.