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Vikings claim Shaun Prater, cut Jacob Lacey

Shaun Prater AP

The Vikings will be sticking with Josh Freeman as their quarterback in Week Eight, but they’ve decided to shuffle up the deck at cornerback.

The team announced Tuesday that they have claimed Shaun Prater and released Jacob Lacey. The move wasn’t a reaction to anything that Lacey did on the field in Monday night’s 23-7 loss to the Giants since he didn’t play in the game. It also wasn’t a response to anything Lacey did in any other Vikings game since the team had just added him to the roster late last week.

Prater was waived by the Eagles on Monday when they signed linebacker Emmanuel Acho off of the Giants’ practice squad. Prater played one game for the Eagles, who claimed him off of waivers from the Bengals at the end of the preseason.

Prater will join a Vikings secondary that has allowed opposing passers to complete 65.5 percent of their passes this season, so there should be an opportunity for him to get on the field at some point this season.

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  1. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 22, 2013 5:00 PM

    *sniff sniff*

    fear.

  2. muskyhunter2542 says: Oct 22, 2013 5:01 PM

    Just in time for Aaron Rodgers and gang to come to town.

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 22, 2013 5:05 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Mortician.

  4. cordo42 says: Oct 22, 2013 5:07 PM

    Who cares this team is a damn joke!!
    No coaching to speak off. They would need a gift to win another game this year!!!!!

    P.S. lifelong Viking fan that has went to 2 games this year!

  5. sadviking says: Oct 22, 2013 5:18 PM

    There! That ought to do it…

  6. coachkilla6 says: Oct 22, 2013 5:34 PM

    When did Shaun Prater play for the Packers? Have the Vikes changed their formula for signing players now?

  7. truvikingfan says: Oct 22, 2013 5:35 PM

    The pieces are in place!*

    *=denotes sarcasm

  8. johngaltwho says: Oct 22, 2013 5:35 PM

    It really is sad that Adrian Petersen’s immense talent is wasted on this team. The Vikings should trade him to a competitive franchise perhaps for a quarterback, two cornerbacks, a free safety, an outside linebacker, a slot receiver, a new head coach, quarterbacks coach, general manager…

  9. stellarperformance says: Oct 22, 2013 5:37 PM

    I hate to say this, but it doesn’t matter much which team is having a good season and which is having a poor season…..when the Packers and the Vikings play each….anybody can win.

    Do not assume the Vikings will roll over and play dead. Remember, this is the Viking SuperBowl, and they will play like it. I hope McCarthy game-plans around that fact.

  10. packerenglishmajor says: Oct 22, 2013 5:37 PM

    This team would benefit more from subtraction than addition . . .
    As in Subtract Mustake
    -Anderson
    -Frazier
    – Spielman

    FilthyMcBlast says Spielman is a mortician, Hah!
    A good mortician makes the dead appear to be alive.
    I saw zero signs of life last night.

    -A Viking fan since Fran rejoined the fold.

  11. hennessey1200hp says: Oct 22, 2013 5:38 PM

    ….And Rodgers continues to lick his chops

  12. jermainewiggins says: Oct 22, 2013 5:40 PM

    Filthy and tokyo why are you always the first to comment on a viking thread? Must be rly bored with your life.

  13. vikes89allday says: Oct 22, 2013 5:42 PM

    Well the Vikings secondary can’t get any worse. There’s only 1 way to go from here.. UP we hope anyway…

  14. contra74 says: Oct 22, 2013 5:43 PM

    jermainewiggins says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:40 PM
    Filthy and tokyo why are you always the first to comment on a viking thread? Must be rly bored with your life.

    Same guy

  15. bobnelsonjr says: Oct 22, 2013 5:48 PM

    The vikings have won only 20 games in the last 4 seasons including this one (that’s 5 wins a year).
    Lack of talent in the secondary as well as other places just has not been addressed sufficiently in the off seasons.

    Rick Spielman just can’t seem to add enough talented players to make the team competitive.

  16. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 22, 2013 5:54 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:37 PM

    Do not assume the Vikings will roll over and play dead.

    *******************************************

    The team will roll over and play dead because they are bunch of gutless quitters just like their fans.

  17. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 22, 2013 6:01 PM

    contra74 says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:43 PM
    jermainewiggins says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:40 PM
    Filthy and tokyo why are you always the first to comment on a viking thread? Must be rly bored with your life.

    Same guy

    ——

    Rock bottom.

    Just don’t kill yourself. It’s only a game.

  18. tokyofilthblaster says: Oct 22, 2013 6:01 PM

    contra74 says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:43 PM
    jermainewiggins says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:40 PM
    Filthy and tokyo why are you always the first to comment on a viking thread? Must be rly bored with your life.

    Same guy

    ******************************************

    I bet you’re right!

  19. contra74 says: Oct 22, 2013 6:02 PM

    bobnelsonjr says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:48 PM
    The vikings have won only 20 games in the last 4 seasons including this one (that’s 5 wins a year).

    Oh oh…my turn.

    Between 1948 and 1958 the Packers only won 30 games. That’s 3 wins a year!!!

  20. duece5 says: Oct 22, 2013 6:12 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 22, 2013 5:54 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:37 PM

    Do not assume the Vikings will roll over and play dead.

    *******************************************

    The team will roll over and play dead because they are bunch of gutless quitters just like their fans.

    duece5 says:

    Well well well Mr. Nasty…..I believe your franchise quit on the 2 biggest names your team has EVER known….Lombardi and Favre.

    Lombardi ends his career in Washington, and Favre explodes all over the place against your fudgies…..sorry dude-truth hurts!!!!!!!!

    Those legends were quit upon by who???

    Nuff said, there endeth the lesson.

  21. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 22, 2013 6:13 PM

    contra74 says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:43 PM
    jermainewiggins says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:40 PM
    Filthy and tokyo why are you always the first to comment on a viking thread? Must be rly bored with your life.

    Same guy

    ******************************************

    I bet you’re right!

    —-

    One contra account agreeing with the other?

    Ladies and Gentlemen, a new low for fans everywhere.

  22. duece5 says: Oct 22, 2013 6:15 PM

    contra74 says: Oct 22, 2013 6:02 PM

    bobnelsonjr says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:48 PM
    The vikings have won only 20 games in the last 4 seasons including this one (that’s 5 wins a year).

    Oh oh…my turn.

    Between 1948 and 1958 the Packers only won 30 games. That’s 3 wins a year!!!

    duece5 says:

    And the fudgies in the 70s and 80s were AWFUL. Vikes ruled them then as well.

    Yep, truth hurts fudgies!!!!

  23. kenshalek says: Oct 22, 2013 6:16 PM

    The little boys are back in school, Tokyo, and filthy have nothing better to do with theur hands.

  24. whatwhat2013 says: Oct 22, 2013 6:18 PM

    I wonder how the Harvin trade is working out for the Vikings now.

  25. ponderthedumpoffking says: Oct 22, 2013 6:21 PM

    ugh… Tokyo and Contra are acting like little schoolgirls.

    The truth is:

    I created a fake viking fan account and Contra and I exchanged emails.

    He admitted to me that he had several different accounts to troll packers articles with.

    This is fact. I don’t know if Tokyo has more than one account, but I DO know Contra does.

  26. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 22, 2013 6:24 PM

    The Vikings are a losing franchise dating all the way back to the beginning of the Millennium.

    And they are now a hapless and tasteless 1-5 this year. Good times!

  27. tokyofilthblaster says: Oct 22, 2013 6:32 PM

    ponderthedumpoffking says:
    Oct 22, 2013 6:21 PM
    ugh… Tokyo and Contra are acting like little schoolgirls.

    The truth is:

    I created a fake viking fan account and Contra and I exchanged emails.

    He admitted to me that he had several different accounts to troll packers articles with.

    This is fact. I don’t know if Tokyo has more than one account, but I DO know Contra does.

    __________________________________

    Figures.

    But how is he supposed to troll Packer articles with the Vikings at 1-5 again?

  28. shoddymnbridgerepair says: Oct 22, 2013 6:40 PM

    I know we are all devastated in the Twin Cities over our Vikings, but people need to remember to drive safely, and slow down in the construction zones.

  29. banlarson says: Oct 22, 2013 6:44 PM

    Delusional: belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary.

    Leslie Frazier: “We had a great game plan, the players gave great effort”. Asked if he would start Freeman again if he could go back, “If I had it to do over again I would do it exactly the same way”. “I thought our defense stepped up and really improved”.

    Incompetence is the inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude.

  30. whatjusthapped says: Oct 22, 2013 6:59 PM

    At least give the Vikings some credit, they are getting rid of ex-Lions in their secondary in favor of ex-Eagles. Between the Lions and the Eagles, I’m don’t know which secondary is better but the Vikings are close to dead last.

    Don’t worry about the secondary covering anyone, the Vikings have $14 million invested in Jared Allen so I am sure the opposing QB wouldn’t have any time to throw. That Spielman is a genius.

  31. GenXJay says: Oct 22, 2013 7:04 PM

    Hapless & tasteless is what that Jets fan did to that Pats fan.
    Now if filthy rolled up like that pats chick on a Vikings fan, it would be comical justice.

  32. danoj14 says: Oct 22, 2013 7:17 PM

    coachkilla6 says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:34 PM
    When did Shaun Prater play for the Packers? Have the Vikes changed their formula for signing players now?

    ———————————————————–

    Wow…well played coach. An original. I think you’re the first to make that joke! No really, I think you are…

  33. justrunit11 says: Oct 22, 2013 7:18 PM

    Alright now we just gotta waive Frazier + his boys, and waive Rick Spielman before he does AJ Feely on us

  34. contra74 says: Oct 22, 2013 7:31 PM

    Gotta love the 2 packer fans here with 7 accounts having conversations with each other. What an odd world they live in. Tokyo/Filthy got exposed on last nights Vikings article when they both wrote the same thing 1 minute apart and NOW we have multiple accounts here talking to each other. Exactly how many real packer fans are there on this board?

  35. beedubyatoo says: Oct 22, 2013 7:44 PM

    The Vikings fans’ best and only face saving move is to bash Packer fans.

    Certainly can’t defend the Vasser freshmen disguised as Viking players.

  36. truvikingfan says: Oct 22, 2013 7:53 PM

    Someone has wwwaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy too much time on their hands…*cough*. Filthy, er, tokyo, *cough*.

  37. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 22, 2013 7:54 PM

    It’s just so sad.

    Contra thinks it’s faster to log out, click on an article, sign in, type a post and enter it than it is to read something and comment.

    You can’t fix that kind of stupid, that’s for sure.

    Also, I called him on having more than one account, and his only comeback:

    Nuh uh! um… you do!

    It’s difficult being this superior, but I’ll continue to deal with it as I always have. With grace and dignity.

  38. mymazdaluvsme says: Oct 22, 2013 8:05 PM

    Who keeps asking if we miss Harvin yet? Dude is making over 10mil a year and hasn’t played a single down this year or pre-season.
    And fyi- I live in la crosse wisc. (Tokyo/mcnasty) nothing but jobless 30-50+ year olds digging thru my dumpsters for cans so they can hit the ritual bloody mary bar on sundays.
    Discusting town and overly obnoxious fanbase who were calling for TT’s head 2 weeks ago

  39. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 22, 2013 8:08 PM

    mymazdaluvsme says:
    Oct 22, 2013 8:05 PM
    Who keeps asking if we miss Harvin yet? Dude is making over 10mil a year and hasn’t played a single down this year or pre-season.
    And fyi- I live in la crosse wisc. (Tokyo/mcnasty) nothing but jobless 30-50+ year olds digging thru my dumpsters for cans so they can hit the ritual bloody mary bar on sundays.
    Discusting town and overly obnoxious fanbase who were calling for TT’s head 2 weeks ago

    —-

    Contra 9.0

  40. tokyofilthblaster says: Oct 22, 2013 8:47 PM

    contra74 says:
    Oct 22, 2013 7:31 PM
    Gotta love the 2 packer fans here with 7 accounts having conversations with each other. What an odd world they live in. Tokyo/Filthy got exposed on last nights Vikings article when they both wrote the same thing 1 minute apart and NOW we have multiple accounts here talking to each other. Exactly how many real packer fans are there on this board?

    #########################

    Is that supposed to make us feel better about being 1-5?

    Why are you so obsessed with those morons? You’re even more pathetic than they are.

  41. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 22, 2013 9:25 PM

    tokyofilthblaster says:
    Oct 22, 2013 8:47 PM
    contra74 says:
    Oct 22, 2013 7:31 PM
    Gotta love the 2 packer fans here with 7 accounts having conversations with each other. What an odd world they live in. Tokyo/Filthy got exposed on last nights Vikings article when they both wrote the same thing 1 minute apart and NOW we have multiple accounts here talking to each other. Exactly how many real packer fans are there on this board?

    #########################

    Is that supposed to make us feel better about being 1-5?

    Why are you so obsessed with those morons? You’re even more pathetic than they are.

    —–

    YEAH!

    Wait… what?

  42. skolvikesskol says: Oct 23, 2013 1:04 AM

    I’ve always supported this franchise through thick and thin. However this franchise has hit an all time low. Worse than chilli/tjack, worse than steckle, worse than the randy ratio, worse than 4 sb losses,worse than the walker trade, worse than the Arizona game, worse than 98… Holy BLEEP, how am I still a fan?

  43. peterawrhatred says: Oct 23, 2013 4:15 AM

    duece5 says:
    Oct 22, 2013 6:15 PM
    contra74 says: Oct 22, 2013 6:02 PM

    bobnelsonjr says:
    Oct 22, 2013 5:48 PM
    The vikings have won only 20 games in the last 4 seasons including this one (that’s 5 wins a year).

    Oh oh…my turn.

    Between 1948 and 1958 the Packers only won 30 games. That’s 3 wins a year!!!

    duece5 says:

    And the fudgies in the 70s and 80s were AWFUL. Vikes ruled them then as well.

    Yep, truth hurts fudgies!!!!

    ——————

    All that dominance and no superbowls to show for it.

    Truth hurts

  44. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:13 PM

    Viking fans are mostly used to this sort of humiliating embarrassment. As we’ve seen here, some lash out in anger. Some retreat into the quiet solitude of denial. But deep down they all know. Done by Halloween. Again.

  45. Frazier28/7 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:35 PM

    We may be Viking fans. but at least we’re not scum like Packer fans. Talk about the most idiotic and dillusional group of fans in the country. A kid dies, and they make fun of it. An athlete dies over a decade ago, and they still make fun of it. A bridge collpases killinf people, and they make fun of it. Pathetic.

    By the way, beat a team with a good quarterback by more than 2 points and maybe people will actually think the Packers are good. You’re team hasn’t beat anybody and will get destroyed again in the playoffs. Can’t wait to watch that beatdown by the Seahawks come January. Pathetic.

    Rodgers could play blindfolded on Sunday night and still pass for 400+ yrds against these fools in the secondary and Packer fans will rejoice on how dominate they are. Pathetic.

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