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Vikings waive four players, sign 15 undrafted free agents

Jadeveon Clowney, Antonio Richardson AP

The VIkings have waived four veteran players, the club said Tuesday.

Linebacker Terrell Manning, a fifth-round pick of the Packers in 2012, was among the players let go by the Vikings. He has appeared in six regular season games in two NFL seasons. The Vikings claimed him on waivers in April from San Diego.

The Vikings also waived linebacker Simoni Lawrence, running back Bradley Randle and offensive guard Josh Samuda.

The Vikings also announced the signing of 15 undrafted free agents, many of whom the club had announced it had reached deals with on Saturday night.

The undrafted rookie signees are Iowa offensive guard Conor Boffeli, Mississippi offensive tackle Pierce Burton, Northwestern wide receiver Kain Colter, Villanova defensive end Rakim Cox, Florida International nose tackle Isame Faciane, Ohio wide receiver Donte Foster, Belhaven offensive tackle Matt Hall, Toledo center Zac Kerin, Tennessee State tight end A.C. Leonard, Eastern Illinois wide receiver Erik Lora, Missouri Western quarterback Travis Partridge, Tennessee offensive tackle Antonio Richardson, Northwestern defensive end Tyler Scott, Virginia defensive end Jake Snyder and Wagner halfback Dominique Williams.

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37 Responses to “Vikings waive four players, sign 15 undrafted free agents”
  1. thepftpoet says: May 13, 2014 3:16 PM

    All of these released players would be a major upgrade for the depleted Packers defense.

    Letroy Guion is sadly the best player on their front 7.

  2. nopants39 says: May 13, 2014 3:17 PM

    Now these four young men can sign with the Seahawks practice squad and become all-pro in a few years.

  3. theytukrjobs says: May 13, 2014 3:22 PM

    So they didn’t waive Adrian Peterson even after all the media speculation about his days being numbered? Shocking.

  4. In Teddy We Trust says: May 13, 2014 3:25 PM

    Nice fifth-round pick, Ted.

  5. thepftpoet says: May 13, 2014 3:27 PM

    Teddy Bridgewater is already a better QB than Stafford & Cutler.

    And less injury prone than Aaron Rodgers.

  6. prussian11 says: May 13, 2014 3:28 PM

    I always find the undrafted list interesting. Some insight to “depth” needs as seen by the team and practice squad potential.

    O-line and WR … with a few flyers at other positions. Noticebly absent is anyone in the secondary or LBs. Must be content with those late round picks.

  7. koreystringerswidow says: May 13, 2014 3:30 PM

    Too bad for these players. They missed out on a truly unique Viking training camp experience.

    But for the time being they live to fight another day.

  8. firerogergoodell says: May 13, 2014 3:30 PM

    Tiny Richardson, Kain Colter AND AC Leonard? What a haul! I would have been happy with just one of those guys. All 3 could be impact players.

  9. thefootballgodssay says: May 13, 2014 3:36 PM

    vikings = last place

  10. glac1 says: May 13, 2014 3:37 PM

    the balance of power in the NFC North has shifted even further into the hands of the Green Bay Packers, Inc.. What a draft for the Pack!

  11. duece5 says: May 13, 2014 3:43 PM

    Terrell Manning was a 5th round pick of TEDDY and the PACKERS in 2012, and he didn’t even last a month with us.

    Go get ‘em, TT, the genius!!!!! (sarc).

    Let’s see, who has Ted really drafted…….Brohm, Bulaga, Harrel, the list is endless of his genius picks.

    Rodgers fell to him, so, no, Ted, you have not done well.

    No defense, no oline, and a soft QB, have fun with that pack!!!!!

  12. stellarperformance says: May 13, 2014 3:47 PM

    How could the Packers poor defense, their terrible O-line, and their proclivity for untimely and frequent injuries be so bad and yet they still own the Vikings. Anyone? Class? Buehler?

  13. brent1395 says: May 13, 2014 3:47 PM

    Bummer about Bradley Randle, I hope he catches on somewhere. He’s tiny but is one of the hardest workers around. Was the first guy to show up to practice at training camp every day last season.

  14. whatjusthapped says: May 13, 2014 3:54 PM

    A blessing in disguise, they are now free to sign with a NFL team. I don’t want to be the one to break the news to these players but if you are cut from the last place Vikings, that’s usually a sign that you aren’t long for the NFL.

    Actually neither is Ponder and the entire secondary but the coaches need to find some replacements first before they make those cuts.

  15. purplepanteez says: May 13, 2014 3:58 PM

    Ouch. Crushed dreams.

    Being cut from one of the most storied franchises in the league’s gotta hurt.

    #TheEnvyOfTheLeague

  16. purpleguy says: May 13, 2014 4:01 PM

    Didn’t even know they were on the team in the first place. Terrell Manning is now free to re-sign with the Pack and promptly pull a hamstring.

  17. deltaoracle says: May 13, 2014 4:10 PM

    Imagine where Team Heidi would be if Adrian Peterson hadn’t “fallen” to them.
    Well, come to think of it… they’d be pretty much the same place they are now, wouldn’t they?

  18. gbpackersfan12 says: May 13, 2014 4:13 PM

    All this non-sense about the draft is BS. Only 1 thing truly matters in the NFL and that is Winning.

    Over the last Five Seasons:

    Minn — 36 Wins, 1 playoff victory

    GB — 55 Wins, 4 playoff victories, AND 1 SB Championship.

    Seriously.. who cares about the draft, go win some football games.

  19. filthymcnasty1 says: May 13, 2014 4:29 PM

    30 years from now, hapless and tasteless Viking fans will tell their grandchildren about the great pretend off season Viking championship from the Spring of 2014.

    Because there is nothing quite like winning the Superbowl (on paper).

  20. ariani1985 says: May 13, 2014 4:38 PM

    And somewhere Erin is quivering in his “closet” waiting for his booboo to heal!!!

  21. mymazdaluvsme says: May 13, 2014 4:45 PM

    Lol. Packer trolls have nothing better to do with their time but read and comment on every vikings tread. Here’s a quick Vikings draft fact.. trevarus jackson has just as many super bowl rings as Rogers!

  22. filthymcnasty1 says: May 13, 2014 5:08 PM

    This will mark the 5th straight year that the Vikings have lost the season series to the Packers.

  23. freeigwebuike says: May 13, 2014 5:52 PM

    Us Vike fans are precious…

  24. skolvikingsuperbowl says: May 13, 2014 5:56 PM

    I’m sick and tired of everyone in the NFL laughing at us.

    One of these days we’ll win something. And then you’ll be sorry.

  25. esldatingdiaries says: May 13, 2014 6:18 PM

    You guys already won something last year. Kyle Rudolph was the MVP of the 2013 Pro Bowl. That should hold you guys over until Aaron Rodgers retires 8 years from now.

  26. kev86 says: May 13, 2014 6:26 PM

    Teddy the Viking. Too funny.

  27. luz56 says: May 13, 2014 6:27 PM

    After last season you could waive half their team…. Zim will get it together and Vikes will contend in 3 years… St Louis will be the team to beat in 2016

  28. tennesseetitan78 says: May 13, 2014 6:56 PM

    Antonio “Tiny” Richardson is a steal. At one time he was projected to be a 1st-2nd rd pick..

  29. badgers321 says: May 13, 2014 7:05 PM

    Enjoy sitting out in the cold this year queens. Bet you won’t even sell out a 43,000 seat stadium.

  30. gbmickey says: May 13, 2014 7:09 PM

    I love Viking fans. A bit of advice before you ridicule a team you might want to actually beat them first otherwise you come across as jealous bitter fans.

  31. jollyjoker2 says: May 13, 2014 7:39 PM

    these players were all can’t misses like bridgewater – once upon a time.

  32. vikingspride says: May 13, 2014 9:09 PM

    A.C. Leonard is interesting to me, Not a big guy for an NFL tight end but fast with good hands and good run after catch ability. Could be fun to watch I hope he is good enough to make it through training camp so we can see him in the preseason.

  33. dougy1970 says: May 14, 2014 1:14 AM

    Tony Mandarich. Anyone? Bueller?

  34. ejmat2 says: May 14, 2014 8:56 AM

    gbpackersfan12 says:
    May 13, 2014 4:13 PM
    All this non-sense about the draft is BS. Only 1 thing truly matters in the NFL and that is Winning.

    Over the last Five Seasons:

    Minn — 36 Wins, 1 playoff victory

    GB — 55 Wins, 4 playoff victories, AND 1 SB Championship.

    Seriously.. who cares about the draft, go win some football games.
    —————————————
    Great stats. Now show the entire story. Yes Packers have won superbowls and the Vikings have not. We all get that. However, if you look at which team has been better than the other since the Vikings came into the league, it’s pretty clear the Vikings are much better overall. The Vikings have many more division titles BY FAR over any of the other NFC North teams. Superbowls are the important thing. I get it. But showing a 5 year stat when the two teams can be compared for 51 is a very small sample size.

  35. stellarperformance says: May 14, 2014 10:39 AM

    Yes, show the entire story. You can’t be selective and make the statement “since the Vikings entered the league.” You don’t want the range limited to five years, but you do want the range limited for your own benefit? It doesn’t work that way. How about since both teams entered the league? The overall winning percentages since their inceptions is .547 (Vikings) and .563 (Packers.) But who cares? Only people searching for relevance care.

    Take comfort in the fact that a lot of Packer fans respect the Vikings and consider them a damn good division rival, myself included. Both teams have had their ups and downs. The fringe-dwelling morons on both sides make it intolerable for all reasonable fans.

  36. ejmat2 says: May 14, 2014 11:42 AM

    @Stellerperformance

    You make a great point but if you really want to talk about the entire story like I do, how many teams were in the league back when the Packers started? I am talking modern era here. Pretty sure 50+ years is enough of a sample size since the overall league situation is the same for both teams. That’s the best way to compare the two. Taking credit for dominating a handful of other teams doesn’t make a true comparison.

    As for your second paragraph, I agree 100%. I like debating football. What I don’t like is those handful of fans from both sides that make idiotic comments without any input other than “my team is better than yours” or your team sucks”.

    I respect the Packer organization as much or more than most Viking fans. I like the rivalry. It’s what makes football great. I respect players that love to play the game such as Aaron Rodgers or even Brett Favre when he was a Packer.

  37. filthymcnasty1 says: May 14, 2014 1:29 PM

    Respect is not an entitlement. Respect gets earned with championships.

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