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Vikings make 14 of their 15 moves, including Derek Cox

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The Vikings released a pair of veterans among their first wave of cuts, with cornerback Derek Cox and tight end Kory Sperry the notable names of the lot.

The rest of the list included: Safety Brandan Bishop, tackles Pierce Burton and Kevin Murphy, wide receivers Andy CruseKamar JordenErik Lora and Ty Walker, defensive linemen Kheeston RandallTyler Scott and Jake Snyder, and cornerback Robert Steeples.

They also waived-injured safety Mistral Raymond.

The one bit of good news was tight end Chase Ford being activated from the physically unable to perform list.

They still have one roster move to make, making you wonder why they’re waiting.

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41 Responses to “Vikings make 14 of their 15 moves, including Derek Cox”
  1. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 25, 2014 11:58 AM

    Cox and Raymond are the only guys I’ve heard of. The final cuts at safety and cornerback are going to be tough to make. I’m glad Blanton and Robinson finally came back from their hamstring injuries. I hope those hammies don’t linger.

  2. bubbybrisket says: Aug 25, 2014 12:02 PM

    Christian Ponder will be cut…

  3. arianil985 says: Aug 25, 2014 12:02 PM

    I hope the last cut is Bridgewater!!!! AP already said he’s a bust who’s not ready for the NFL!!!!

  4. thereallybiglebowski says: Aug 25, 2014 12:02 PM

    I think their debating between a db or wr.

  5. freeigwebuike says: Aug 25, 2014 12:02 PM

    “They still have one roster move to make, making you wonder why they’re waiting.”

    ======

    Fire Coach Priefer?

  6. ariani1985 says: Aug 25, 2014 12:08 PM

    all of these guys would be huge up grades for our little feeble sisters to the east!!!! Some would make the packer ring of honor or what I would call it the “ring of stench” and playoff loses!!!

  7. pfffffffffffft says: Aug 25, 2014 12:23 PM

    So Ponder’s on the block…

  8. vickspuppy says: Aug 25, 2014 12:27 PM

    You have to at least make the playoffs in order to lose a playoff game. But what would Viking fans know about winning a playoff game???

    Guarantee – MN will finish last place in the NFCN this season (again)!

  9. whatjusthapped says: Aug 25, 2014 12:27 PM

    Its pretty much the end of the road for all of these cuts. If you are among the first wave of cuts to get to 75 and its from a last place team deviod of talent, the handwritting is on the wall, you were not meant to play in the NFL.

    Small consolation, the same could be said of many of the 53 that actually make it to Viking squad.

  10. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Aug 25, 2014 12:34 PM

    If they had any guts and compassion at all they would cut Teddy Bustwater now and let him catch on as a 3rd stringer in Seattle, which we all know will is his destiny anyways.

  11. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Aug 25, 2014 12:40 PM

    Big PACK guy here. Viking’s looked good again this weekend. We’ll see if it translates to regular season. GO PACK!!!

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  12. floratiotime says: Aug 25, 2014 12:51 PM

    Terry Bustwater made the cut I see.

  13. pleazenufalready says: Aug 25, 2014 12:52 PM

    …all soon to be future packers

  14. clamdiggers says: Aug 25, 2014 12:59 PM

    Playoff Winning %

    Vikes:.413

    Packers: .611

  15. kapp11kramer9 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:05 PM

    What would the Vikings now about winning playoff games? Oh I don’t know….. how about 17 playoff wins in their history and 27 out of the last 46 years making the playoffs! I think most teams would take that. What most people fail to remember is that while yes, the Vikings have lost 4 Super Bowls, they were underdogs in 3 of them. (HUGE underdogs in 2) Losing to 3 of the greatest teams in history is no disgrace at all. Yes Packer fans you have won 4 Super Bowls, but you were clearly SUPPOSED to win them ALL, as you were clearly favored in ALL. So in reality BOTH the Vikings and the Packers have both, win one exception each…done EXCACTLY what they were predicted to do in their combined 9 Super Bowls.

  16. pftcoachmen says: Aug 25, 2014 1:05 PM

    The last cut will not be a cut but an ir move.

  17. arrowtoyourknee says: Aug 25, 2014 1:08 PM

    Love all the hate the Vikings are getting this year. The smell of fear is thick in the air, and it will make it all the sweeter when the Vikings cause a lot of upsets this year.

  18. billbrasky72 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:22 PM

    Bet they are working out a deal for Ponder to the Rams right now and that is why they cut 14. Vikes open against the Christian Ponder led Rams week 1. Wouldn’t that be something?

  19. drunkinsconnie says: Aug 25, 2014 1:25 PM

    Teddy Bustwater! Hilarious!! Y’all clowns better hope he busts.

  20. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Aug 25, 2014 1:26 PM

    Playoff Winning %

    Vikes:.413

    Packers: .611

    +++++++++

    That’s very interesting, here are some more interesting stats:

    Super Bowl Winning %

    Vikes: .000

    Packers: .800

  21. longcutskolvikes says: Aug 25, 2014 1:35 PM

    Our time is coming. Skol!

  22. fargovikesfan says: Aug 25, 2014 1:39 PM

    Cripes, there’s more trolls in here than at a Lord of the Rings Convention…

  23. smartestpackerfan says: Aug 25, 2014 1:50 PM

    Future Packers I hope! All of these guys could start on our team. While they are it they could buy some worthless stocks!

    GO PACK GO!

  24. spfootballfan says: Aug 25, 2014 2:11 PM

    Sucks to see Kamar Jorden cut. He has a ton of talent. Still young enough to make it with the right chance.

  25. purpleguy says: Aug 25, 2014 2:15 PM

    Mistral, we hardly knew ye. . . .

    Meanwhile, the news out east is that they have not had to cut anyone because three weeks into preseason, one-third of their team is already on IR. Apparently, the Packer training and medical staff has decided to re-up their mail-order certifications to figure out exactly why Packers continue to drop like flies year after year.

  26. doe22us says: Aug 25, 2014 2:21 PM

    Is it that Vikings fans have developed an inferiority complex against GB. Lets be real as long as Rogers is the QB, that division is theirs. Cassel-nah, Cutler-nope, Bridgewater-love his potential, and Stafford-i like to throw picks and fumble the ball away during key moments.

  27. mnvikingsfan says: Aug 25, 2014 3:34 PM

    You can tell the Vikings are heading in the right direction. There was not half the trolls commenting on Viking posts in the past couple years as there are this year. Most of them claim GB as their team.

    I’m glad to see that Theilen (or however his name is spelled) hasn’t been cut. He will make a GREAT 4th or 5th WR with a strong chance of starting in the next couple years.

    GB has more bandwagon fans than most other NFL teams. I would rather have lifelong Viking fans than ones that will desert the team during the bad times.

    Mark my words…..in the coming years you will see less and less trolls on Viking threads.

  28. boomboombrown says: Aug 25, 2014 3:35 PM

    Packer fans are really insecure this year. they know that their time has passed. 26 years of mediocrity on the horizon for the poor slobs to our immediate east!

  29. unmercifulone says: Aug 25, 2014 4:36 PM

    “arianil985 says: I hope the last cut is Bridgewater!!!!”

    I bet you do. QueenBay needs a QB to replace it’s aging HAS-BEEN.

  30. haraldsigurdson says: Aug 25, 2014 4:46 PM

    I thought Cox was sort of playing well??

  31. sonofad says: Aug 25, 2014 5:20 PM

    These were the players who didn’t know how to embrace the suck, like the rest of those losers.

  32. gdeli says: Aug 25, 2014 6:31 PM

    Please cut ponder!

  33. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 25, 2014 7:23 PM

    Nice to see Cassel named the starter. He couldn’t start in college but he can start for the vikings.

    Bridewater appears to be a real slow learner and the vikings still have Ponder if Cassel is injured.

  34. knew8411 says: Aug 25, 2014 7:47 PM

    I Hear all these ppl talking smak towards my Vikings. Maybe, maybe not.
    I think the Vikings are going to suprize a lot of ppl this season & the NFC North will be up for grabs.
    I know its still preseason & all….but from what I have seen, the Vikings first team offense is looking very good, and Teddy B isnt bad either.

  35. haraldsigurdson says: Aug 25, 2014 11:31 PM

    Vikings will be WAY better in their technique than in recent years. Many teams will be surprised at how the Vikes play this season.

    Jerry Gray seems to be a fantastic coach. I only hope the Vikings are able to keep him beyond this year.

  36. fikemlorio says: Aug 25, 2014 11:51 PM

    ALL TEDDY BWATER DOES IS THROW TOUCHDOWNS!!!! DUDE IS ONE HELL OF A PASSER!!!! THE REAL PURPLE JESUS.. MOVE OVER AP!!!! YOU PLAYIN’ SECON’ FIDDLE NOW!

  37. banlarson says: Aug 26, 2014 12:50 AM

    Surprised a bit to see Cox on the list of first round cuts. I too thought he was playing fairly well. Next round of cuts will be tough, a lot of good competition in camp this year.

    I think our 2nd and 3rd string OL has played outstanding this pre-season, especially against AZ where they blitzed 2 or 3 the entire 2nd half against Teddy. OL depth is definitely a strength as is our DL depth.

  38. Robert Chandler says: Aug 26, 2014 11:28 AM

    The BILLS will want Ponder, trust me. And they will offer a 5th Rounder before end of this week.

  39. oldcracker says: Aug 26, 2014 4:05 PM

    Viking fans deserve better than this.

    Old Bud Grant must be turning over in his grave. (Indoor stadium…say it isn’t so. Cold is just a state of mind)

  40. toddc612 says: Aug 26, 2014 6:06 PM

    Wow. Same old posters here, I see. All the jokes about Viking’s talent , “Bustwater”, and small hands never get old, do they? It’s obvious you haven’t watched the preseason and haven’t a clue on what you’re talking about — so why not just stick to your own team’s board instead of always coming to MN to make another juvenile comment that a 12-year old would be embarrassed to say?

    If you *have* watched these games, you would know that Bridgewater has shown more flashes of talent and play-making ability than any QB for the Vikings for a long time. So.. keep up the smack-talking. Then check back at week 7 or so and see where things are. My bet is that you’ll be eating those 3rd grade-level words of yours.

  41. billsfan1 says: Aug 29, 2014 11:12 PM

    What would the Vikings now about winning playoff games? Oh I don’t know….. how about 17 playoff wins in their history and 27 out of the last 46 years making the playoffs! I think most teams would take that. What most people fail to remember is that while yes, the Vikings have lost 4 Super Bowls, they were underdogs in 3 of them. (HUGE underdogs in 2) Losing to 3 of the greatest teams in history is no disgrace at all. Yes Packer fans you have won 4 Super Bowls, but you were clearly SUPPOSED to win them ALL, as you were clearly favored in ALL. So in reality BOTH the Vikings and the Packers have both, win one exception each…done EXCACTLY what they were predicted to do in their combined 9 Super Bowls.

    wow , really? so it was acceptable to lose all four because you were underdogs. As the fan of a 4 time SUper Bowl loser myself, i can honestly say, this is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

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