We thought Vikings safety Madieu Williams should be a cap casualty, but coach Leslie Frazier said during the offseason he wanted to see Williams compete to start this season.
It appears Frazier changed his mind.
The Vikings announced that Williams was cut Thursday, in addition to Jimmy Kennedy and wide receiver Freddie Brown. Those moves had been previously reported.
Williams is known as one of the best people in the league — he was the Walter Payton Man of the Year last season – and should find a home in some locker room. He was just getting paid as a star, and his play doesn’t warrant.