On the same day that the NFL unveiled staggering sanctions against Saints coach Sean Payton and others for maintaining a bounty system from 2009 through 2011, the Vikings have dumped a member of the 2009 Saints defense.
The team announced that defensive tackle Remi Ayodele has been released.
Ayodele signed as a free agent with the Vikings in 2011. He was due to earn base salaries of $2.2 million in each of the next two seasons.
He appeared in 16 games, with 13 starts, during his only season with the Vikings. And, yes, that’s him striking a pose for the Saints on one of the many occasions Brett Favre was getting acquainted with the carpet at the Superdome during the 2009 NFC title game.