Vikings coach Brad Childress addressed the difficulties in releasing Bobby Wade Thursday, just a week after the team reduced his salary.
change, and I’m sure you’d have people say, ‘Well, that’s a [expletive]
deal.’ But it’s going to happen all the time,” Childress said.
There is a perception that the Vikings may have done Wade “dirty.”
know, if a guy is on your Opening Day roster as of Sunday, you pay him
his whole salary. I would think you’d see a wave of people, maybe Greg
Lewis being one of those guys, where they’re going to pay them week by
week if they sign them on Monday. It happens every year. It’s the
business portion,” Childress said.
Lewis was signed Thursday to replace Wade, so his salary should be guaranteed once he’s on the Week One roster. While Childress wasn’t very sympathetic, Wade’s agent, Jerome Stanley was steamed.
“You’re defined by your behavior and what you do and not what you say,” Stanley told Sean Jensen in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I’ll let you connect the dots.”
Stanley was asked if he was referring to Childress. “Wherever the decision came from. And we already know where it came from, so there it is.”
Wade was unlikely to get on the field much with youngsters Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin in front of him, and Lewis will help more on special teams.