Though we’re still waiting for the Vikings to officially unveil their final roster cuts, Rick Alonzo of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Ian Johnson, the hero of the memorable 2007 Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma, has been cut.
knew it would be tough to make the team,” Johnson told Alonzo. “It’s a little
disappointing, but there’s still other options out there as far as
hopefully getting picked up by another team. I have 24 hours to clear
waivers. Hopefully before that time someone else picks up my contract
and I’m back to playing football the way I wanted to be. If not, then
the next best thing is to get picked up on practice squad. That’s not
the ideal route, but if this is the route I have to take to play in the
NFL, this is the first step for me getting what I want.”
Johnson scored the game-winning two-point conversion in the Fiesta Bowl on a Statute of Liberty-style gadget play. He then proposed to his girlfriend, a Boise State cheerleader.
And then LeGarrette Blount punched him.