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Booty makes it through to Vikings practice squad

When the Vikings cut odd-man-out John David Booty on Saturday, the thinking apparently was that, if the 2008 fifth-rounder cleared waivers, he’d be signed to Minnesota’s practice squad.

And with the quarterback-needy Patriots, whose coach and Vikings coach Brad Childress got into a pissing match two years ago over waiver-wire etiquette, not claiming Booty, the second-year player was available to be signed to anyone’s practice squad.

He chose the Vikings.

The team announced its eight-member practice squad moments ago.  Beyond Booty, they are safety Colt Anderson, tackle Chris Clark, defensive tackle Tremaine Johnson, tight end Garrett Mills, receiver Nick Moore, and tackle Drew Radovich.

Finally, the Vikings added running back Ian Johnson, the Boise State standout who shocked the Sooners with a Statue of Liberty two-point conversion to win the 2007 Fiesta Bowl.

Right before LeGarrette Blount punched him.

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21 Responses to “Booty makes it through to Vikings practice squad”
  1. JimmySmith says: Sep 6, 2009 5:19 PM

    Maybe Bellicheat didn’t want him because he sucks, a common trait among Viking QB’s.

  2. Florios_a_tool says: Sep 6, 2009 5:27 PM

    “…Right before LeGarrette Blount punched him….”
    Florio, you wore this out 2 days ago…
    and it wasn’t that funny then.

  3. tufar says: Sep 6, 2009 5:33 PM

    Jimmy Smith, (he of consistent Vikes hating,) misses the point, that no one rushed in to pick up one of the the Packer QB hopefuls, Brohm, so I guess that puts him in the same class as Booty? Jimmy, just wait until Karen Rodgers gets injured, the Pack will be in big trouble! I like the Vikes backups far better than the what the Cheeseguys have.

  4. aramsiruni says: Sep 6, 2009 5:36 PM

    Interestingly the player that Childress and Belicheck got into a pissing match over was TE Garrett Mills, who know finds himself on Minnesota’s practice squad ripe for Belicheck’s picking if/when an injury occurs to a Pats TE.

  5. mnmaverick says: Sep 6, 2009 5:49 PM

    I like it, they managed to get Ian Johnson, Booty, and Mills on the practice squad. = )
    Drew Radovich was another guy they were fairly high on.

  6. Laughing_Shock says: Sep 6, 2009 5:49 PM

    Enough with the Blount thing, seriously.
    1) Not remotely funny
    2) Not remotely plausible
    3) Bad behavior does not need to be rewarded by fame. Blount is suspended for the season. He’s done. End of story.
    ** on the “positive side,” that tag added to the mention of every Boise State player finally annoyed me so much I had to sign up for a posting account, thereby giving one more audience member to site when bargaining with your advertisers.

  7. Anrkist says: Sep 6, 2009 5:52 PM

    What’s another word for pirate treasure?

  8. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 6, 2009 5:59 PM

    Yeah. Brohm sucks, what’s your point. We know that, that’s why we stuck him on the practice squad despite his being a second rounder. Does that mean Booty doesn’t suck?
    Favre is 40 and claims to already be playing injured, yet you’re worried about Rodgers? I’ll take Flynn over T Jack Off any day. At least Flynn has some upside and could potentially be fairly good. Sage and Tarvaris don’t even have that anymore.
    If Rodgers goes down, we’ll be hurting, just like if any other team loses their starting QB. We may be able to compensate somewhat with the excellent group of receivers we have though.
    If (when?) Favre goes down, you’re f***ed. The only WR you have that MIGHT be good, (hard to say when he hasn’t yet played a regular season game), hasn’t had time to learn the Jump Pass Offense, and losing Birk is a bigger deal than you seem to realize.

  9. empty13 says: Sep 6, 2009 6:04 PM


  10. tufar says: Sep 6, 2009 6:23 PM

    Hey Soupy, Booty wasn’t a second rounder like Brohm was..I guess that makes it another bad Pack pick? Jackson has a winning record Flynn has upside? Your logic seems tainted a bit. When Rodgers goes down (he will) your receivers had better be good with a back up throwing and an ordinary running game. Anyway, have a great season it should be fun!

  11. P-townPacker says: Sep 6, 2009 6:33 PM

    You would love to have Rodgers, he’s young, he’s a hell of a lot better than any QB that has been on the Vi-queens, and FoxSports is predicting him to be the MVP of the league.
    At least we haven’t been rumared to be shopping our back-up QB like has been reported about TJ.
    Why is it that the Vi-queens seem to pick up our guys when they leave, Longwell, Sharper, Ferguson, and now the over the hill, Mr. Waffle himself, Favre, but they never play as good as they did when they were with the Pack?

  12. BrenstonBuckner says: Sep 6, 2009 6:44 PM

    Florio Jr. drum roll—–“right before LeGarrette Blount punched him”—lmao!!–Who the hell names their kid Legarrette??

  13. tufar says: Sep 6, 2009 6:48 PM

    Ptown, I would have Rodgers on my fantasy team where stats are big. I want a QB with a winning record if I were GM. When he closes out close games you’ve got yourself a star but not so far. Do you know for sure that the Vikes shopped Jackson? Or maybe that was more media dreaming that you bought into. Rumored, you said so yourself! Believe me, I don’t like the Vikes picking up Packer handouts either, but Longwell has worked OK don’t you think?

  14. tufar says: Sep 6, 2009 7:10 PM

    The Gospel according to FOX, Rodgers the NFL MVP…. BREAK OUT THE CHAMPAGNE …FOX has spoken…Only a Packer fanatic would use that in a pre-season discussion!

  15. Tjackfan says: Sep 6, 2009 7:15 PM

    If we wanted an Ellen DeGeneres look alike a QB, we would have drafted Rodgers ourselves.

  16. AtTheMurph says: Sep 6, 2009 7:26 PM

    Rodgers is the best QB in the division and one of the best in the league. Favre isn’t even close to that anymore and has turned into a choke artist when it counts the most – as all we Packers fans know full well.
    Booty sucks and so does Brohm. So what? They’re practice squad players for Christ’s sake.

  17. Reasonablevikefan says: Sep 6, 2009 10:07 PM

    Booty is horrible. He has done nothing in two years to show he could ever be a capable backup. I would have signed Bobby Williams to the practise squad. Williams has much more potential than Booty.

  18. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 6, 2009 10:30 PM

    tufar says:
    Believe me, I don’t like the Vikes picking up Packer handouts either, but Longwell has worked OK don’t you think?
    Yeah, Longwell’s been pretty good. So you’re 1-for-5 on ex-Packer FA’s working out so far, and you’re 1-and-5 against the Packers with your current coach. THAT’S something to be proud of..

  19. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 6, 2009 10:43 PM

    Tjackfan says:
    If we wanted an Ellen DeGeneres look alike a QB, we would have drafted Rodgers ourselves.
    Ellen has a full beard now? That can’t look good..
    If you had a halfway decent QB in Minnesota since Tarkenton, you wouldn’t care what the hell he looked like. You’re only lying to yourself if you say you wouldn’t take Rodgers or Cutler in a heartbeat.
    Then again, your username alone says enough about your idea of quality QB play.. I rest my case.

  20. EHood38 says: Sep 7, 2009 3:02 PM

    HAVE SOME PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ENJOY THE RIDE – ONLY 2 YEARS LEFT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. whosthisguy says: Sep 8, 2009 7:07 PM

    WHY AM I TYPING IN ALL CAPS?????????????????????????????
    I MUST BE A HUGE TOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Its a story about a practice squad QB. If you’re getting fired up about this, open the door, and step outside.

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