John Clayton of ESPN recently offered a noggin-scratching assessment of the top four wideouts on the Vikings’ roster, calling them “phenomenal.”
We wonder what he thinks of the remaining three.
Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Vikings have released veteran wideout Bobby Wade.
Wade, the team’s leading receiver over the last two years, recently disputed the notion that a dramatic pay cut was aimed at securing his spot on the team.
As it turns out, he was right.
The move isn’t a shock, given that the base salaries of vested veterans become essentially guaranteed if they are on the roster for Week One.
And that reality likely will keep another team from signing Wade until after Week One.
Maybe he’ll land back in Chicago, where he could serve as a mediator between Jay Cutler and Brian Urlacher.
Meanwhile, Jensen reports that the Vikings are expected to sign veteran Greg Lewis to take his place. Lewis played for Vikings coach Brad Childress when Childress was the Eagles offensive coordinator; Lewis was traded to the Patriots in the offseason, and he recently was cut.