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Bernard Berrian is available

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Deposed Vikings receiver Bernard Berrian is free to sign with any team he chooses after clearing waivers Thursday.

An article about Berrian’s time in Minnesota by Tom Pelissero of may not help Berrian get another job. The lack of production was a problem for him, but his seeming indifference to his struggles may have been a bigger issue.

“He wasn’t trying to improve his game, wasn’t trying to improve the team and wasn’t even bothering to pretend otherwise anymore,” Pelissero writes.

One former teammate said he’d bet that Berrian didn’t know many of his teammates names. He had a reputation for caring more about celebrity and fashion than football.

At 31 years old, we still suspect Berrian will get another chance. We’d bet on him getting another crack this year before Randy Moss or Terrell Owens did.

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40 Responses to “Bernard Berrian is available”
  1. snarkzilla says: Oct 28, 2011 9:12 AM

    There’s an opening at QVC.

  2. londonfletcher says: Oct 28, 2011 9:17 AM

    The 3 of them should start a clothing line…

  3. thridandlong says: Oct 28, 2011 9:21 AM

    Quitter !

  4. conewalker says: Oct 28, 2011 9:22 AM

    So he’s terrible and doesn’t care but Rosenthal thinks he’s more likely to get a job than TO or Randy? Guys who have ~4x as many career TD’s as him? Whoever picks up Berrian over those two is a complete idiot. The other two are problems but at least they were All Pro talented at some point – Berrian never was…

  5. raiderlyfe510 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:22 AM

    Another cat that we tried to sign back in the day, who didn’t have the heart to be a Raider. I’m glad he didn’t too, the organization would have took the blame for his failures too.

    Free Agents are for the birds..gotta mold players through the draft.

  6. thridandlong says: Oct 28, 2011 9:23 AM

    Clueless to team concept.

    Randy Moss wanna be !!

  7. str8cashomie2 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:25 AM

    lol, i’m available too

  8. leftdust says: Oct 28, 2011 9:25 AM

    He’s utterly unstoppable – when CB’s miss a jam at the line.

  9. garyman1 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:25 AM

    If you can’t hang on as a receiver for both the Bears….and now Vikings… who both really need receivers, you probably should start thinking about a career move.

  10. zpfeifer7mn says: Oct 28, 2011 9:34 AM

    Bernard Berrian. I can’t believe I was happy about this signing 3 years back. And more amazed he led league with over 20yds/rec in 2008. But since then hes just ran go after go route without any moves along the way. With himAnd he has no idea how to catch a jump ball or to use his body for position on a downfield throw. Every catch he made was a quick slant or willie mays style over the head (which will work). But when corners learned to get aggressive with him of line of scrimmage, it was over. And lastly I will never forget how amazingly thin and unmuscular his calfs were. Looked like my 12 year old nieces. But still he never caused any real drama that we minnesotans heard about, so I wish him a less dissapointing experience on his next team.

  11. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Oct 28, 2011 9:36 AM

    I hear Minnesota could use a receiver…

  12. dcfan4life says: Oct 28, 2011 9:38 AM

    The list of unwanted but talented receivers goes on. Man was he bad in Minnesota. When he and Randy Moss lined up together last year, i mean i have never seen such a lack of effort from 2 receivers on there routes than those 2.

    Any chance his old team the Bears take him back, they need help…?

  13. steelerdynasty2010 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:43 AM

    and will probably remain so

  14. das14 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:43 AM

    Doesn’t fight for the ball

  15. willyalistentothis says: Oct 28, 2011 9:45 AM

    “One former teammate said he’d bet that Berrian didn’t know many of his teammates names. He had a reputation for caring more about celebrity and fashion than football.”

    Sounds like he is suffering from Tiki syndrome.

  16. brewdogg says: Oct 28, 2011 9:46 AM

    I bet he’d fit in well with the Jets, all things considered….

  17. mr92687 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:54 AM

    “We’d bet on him getting another crack this year before Randy Moss or Terrell Owens did.”

    Before Moss, of course, he’s retired. But who’d take him over Owens if the price tag is similar?

  18. ravensfan4life52 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:56 AM

    what is it with Minnesota and jerk WRs?

  19. Rex Grossman says: Oct 28, 2011 9:56 AM

    You know, for all the crap Jerry Angelo gets, he has made some pretty wise moves over the years. Getting rid of Berrian is just one of the many. The most questionable choices seem to come from Lovie Smith and his weird connection with the Rams.

  20. coleman121280 says: Oct 28, 2011 10:02 AM

    He was unprofessional. I remember when we cut Bobby Wade “Bobby who?” and B Twice wore Wade’s jersey in response to it. Seriously? If I work at McD’s and someone gets fired I’m not going to wear a shirt to protest it so why would it be any different at winter park when your being paid to handle “””YOUR””” business and take care of your job.

    When we benched T-jack for Favre “A REAL QB” Berry-less acted like we cut his mom from the team.

    He took roster decisions personal and that is something that will destroy your game and take you out of focus.

    What really pisses me off is that he could turn it on when he wanted too i.e. the 09 championship game where he looked like he wanted it. Of course Ray Edwards did the same when we played Dallas the week before. Because is was contract year, except for Ray hehehehe….

    This team waited far too long to make these roster changes. I was never in the locker room but I could see how snide he could be as Bernard Berry-less would roll his eyes in an interview saying all the right things while his body tells you something else.

    He has no business in the NFL. He doesn’t leave his personal luggage at the the door…



  21. isphet71 says: Oct 28, 2011 10:14 AM

    The Eagles are still looking for more guys that used to be considered good at one time.

  22. Derty Ernie says: Oct 28, 2011 10:15 AM

    There are a lot of teams out there who need wide receivers right now. Too bad Berrian isn’t one.

  23. uwsptke says: Oct 28, 2011 10:18 AM

    He’ll attract about as much attention as Chris Cook at a bachelor auction.

  24. coleman121280 says: Oct 28, 2011 10:23 AM


    You guys have no idea what your talking about. Do you know how hard it is to play 16 games plus preseason plus OTA’s w/o breaking nails or a sweat.

    You expected far too much from me. I checked out after my 99yd TD pass from Frerotte…

  25. tatatoothy says: Oct 28, 2011 10:24 AM

    2 words – Difference. Maker.

  26. rugdog100 says: Oct 28, 2011 10:27 AM

    Bernard Berrian is available… and so are his cement hands.

  27. gb4mn0 says: Oct 28, 2011 10:34 AM

    I think the bigger story here is the vikequeens have the 3rd highest payroll in the league and have a 1-6 record. Its a clear indicator that their poor management decisions of signing players of promising talent but sketchy character (36 vikes arrested since 2000) all in the hopes of quickly housing their 1st Lombardi has consistently backfired.

  28. fwippel says: Oct 28, 2011 10:56 AM

    Cutting Berrian is addition by subtraction. The Vikings activated a young WR off their practice squad, and if he gets a shot, he’ll be more produtive than Berrian.

    Berrian was originally signed for one reason: speed. He could stretch the field. But he faded into oblivion after Favre showed and made Sidney Rice a one-year wonder.

    My guess is Berrian is finished playing football. That’s what happens when you act like you don’t want to play in the first place.

  29. vikesfan67 says: Oct 28, 2011 11:00 AM

    Good luck!

  30. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 28, 2011 11:07 AM

    I’ll always remember Berrian as the guy who was wide open 8 yards in front of Favre in the NFC championship game, and instead of throwing it to him for a makeable field goal, Favre threw it across his body into coverage in the middle of the field and had it intercepted. Super Bowl dreams dead.

  31. purpleguy says: Oct 28, 2011 11:20 AM

    Didn’t care or try on the field, didn’t care or try off the field. About the only thing he cared about was non-football stuff, like his twitter war with a disabled vet, threatened legal action against deadspin, and a pending lawsuit over his Mpls condo. Now he has plenty of time for that crap.

  32. straightcash844 says: Oct 28, 2011 12:20 PM

    the main problem with Berrian is that he just isn’t very good…

  33. NoHomeTeam says: Oct 28, 2011 1:46 PM

    ravensfan4life52 says: what is it with Minnesota and jerk WRs?

    Fixed it for you

  34. bangbangbilly says: Oct 28, 2011 1:57 PM

    Reunite him grossman in Washington since Santana is out

  35. canadianvikingfaniii says: Oct 28, 2011 2:41 PM

    One former teammate said he’d bet that Berrian didn’t know many of his teammates names. He had a reputation for caring more about celebrity and fashion than football.
    This is entirely true, he spends more time on twitter talking to celebrities than putting forth work. Go to his personal webpage, looks like he pulled a page from Mark Sanchez’ GQ photoshoot. The guy has no business in football. Look them both up.

  36. vikingssoxfrustration says: Oct 28, 2011 2:46 PM

    He caught a couple sweet bombs from Ponder in my Madden 12 game against the Lions this morning…

  37. purplebleeder says: Oct 28, 2011 4:18 PM

    Berrian you are a jerk. Now how are we supposed to get the number 1 pick? I love having Ponder, think how many draft picks we could score on a trade for #1 pick. Vikes could actually build a young talented team. I haven’t seen that since the 80’s.

  38. hendeeze says: Oct 28, 2011 5:02 PM

    At least with T.O. you know your going to get 110% on the field. His 110% now is probably closer to 80% during his prime, but still alot better then the 0% you get with Berrian

  39. indyseriesnick says: Oct 30, 2011 8:42 AM

    isnt this the same guy that was bitching about getting the ball earlier thiss year?

    Lets see his “celebrity personality” take his ass to mcdonalds to flip patties

  40. hardyhar210 says: Oct 30, 2011 7:54 PM

    I don’t care what any of you fools say- I LOVE my Bernard and even though he had a rough couple of seasons he still deserves a chance. If we could only pair him up with David Carr for some old Fresno State ’02 magic….. 🙂 No haters need respond. Just showin my love.

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