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Kendall James, Kain Colter, Chris Crocker among Vikings cuts


Sixth-round pick Kendall James was among the Vikings’ 19 cuts on Saturday, the club announced.

A cornerback from Maine, James is eligible to be added to a practice squad if he clears waivers.

Other Vikings cuts included undrafted rookie wide receiver Kain Colter and veteran safeties Kurt Coleman and Chris Crocker.

The Vikings also parted ways with guard Jeff Baca, defensive tackle Chase Baker, running back Joe Banyard, defensive tackle Fred Evans, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, wide receiver Donte Foster, linebacker Justin Jackson, center Zac Kerin, cornerback Julian Posey, tight end Allen Reisner, offensive tackle Mike Remmers, defensive end Justin Trattou, tailback Dominique Williams and linebacker Mike Zimmer. The release of Evans was reported earlier Saturday.

The Vikings also announced they had placed safety Jamarca Sanford and offensive tackle Antonio Richardson on injured reserve. The transactions leave Minnesota at the 53-player limit.

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34 Responses to “Kendall James, Kain Colter, Chris Crocker among Vikings cuts”
  1. mnvikingsfan says: Aug 30, 2014 7:38 PM

    The list shoulda included Simpson and Ponder!

  2. arianil985 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:43 PM

    But we kept Teddy Benchwarmer, right!!!! Spielman let us down once again!!!!

  3. AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Aug 30, 2014 7:47 PM

    Leave Britney alone!

  4. bengalguy says: Aug 30, 2014 7:55 PM

    So Mike Zimmer cut Mike Zimmer????

  5. tremoluxman says: Aug 30, 2014 8:06 PM

    Joe Banyard is going to be a good pick up for a team in need of a good RB.

  6. banlarson says: Aug 30, 2014 8:10 PM

    Surprised they kept 30 year old journeyman DT Johnson over Evans, but he’s half the cost I guess. Looks to me they put Stafford on short term IR as a precaution if the young guys Exam and Blanton struggle at safety, they can bring him back.

    Assuming OT Wentworth will be first cut if they claim anyone off waivers.

  7. 1973to1991packerssuckedbigtime says: Aug 30, 2014 8:39 PM

    arianil985 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:43 PM

    But we kept Teddy Benchwarmer, right!!!! Spielman let us down once again!!!!

    Really? Stop with the copying user names trying to make it sound like you are a Viking fan. Geez. Can we get some grown up on this page?

  8. arianil985 says: Aug 30, 2014 8:52 PM

    Tell the real @ariani to stop posting outright lies and I’ll disappear.

  9. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 30, 2014 8:55 PM

    All will be future Seahawks or Packers.

  10. ariani1985 says: Aug 30, 2014 8:57 PM

    All these young men would start for green bay next Thursday for the Seattle beat down!

  11. thevikingdefender says: Aug 30, 2014 9:12 PM

    Fake Ariani, your original username better not be tokyosandblaster or filthymcnasty. Talking about writing outright lies. Tokyo and filthy are always commenting ridiculous things and outright lies.

  12. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 30, 2014 9:13 PM

    Good luck to the Vikings this year.

  13. mediasloppy says: Aug 30, 2014 9:32 PM

    To many kids trying to be funny in this place. If these sorry trolls are adults making alternate accounts and saying immature things they need to seriously get a life.

  14. mediasloppy says: Aug 30, 2014 9:35 PM

    I’m surprised Chase Ford was cut.

  15. getadealdonealready says: Aug 30, 2014 9:58 PM

    @banlarson – it said in a earlier post that with Sanford on the short term IR, when healthy he could sign with any team but the vikings, I didn’t know that, but maybe it’s stipulation in the CBA to allow teams to have an insurance buyout of contract and allows them to manipulate the cap in someway, otherwise I don’t understand why they would opt for that option rather than just outright cut the guy.

  16. freeigwebuike says: Aug 30, 2014 10:11 PM

    So, we’re just only going to have the one safety?

  17. jerrykill4pres says: Aug 30, 2014 10:12 PM

    Glad to see Thielen made the roster. I think he’s got a tremendous upside. Everytime he sees the field, it always seems he’s making a play. The TD catch the other night was a nice play, he had a punt return where he just ran out of gas or could have scored the week before. The kid has worked hard and now he’s earned his shot. I have a sneaky feeling that “juice” will be cut after his suspension because Thielen will make us forget all about him.

  18. bleedgreen says: Aug 30, 2014 10:15 PM

    Kurt Coleman has no business being anywhere near a football stadium on Sundays unless he’s selling hot dogs. As an Eagles fan, dude is downright awful.

  19. All-American Voltron says: Aug 30, 2014 10:16 PM

    Mike Zimmer cut Mike Zimmer. There can only be one …

  20. codythao35 says: Aug 30, 2014 10:27 PM

    Vikings will be better than the yellow heads any time of the day. Busted players that’s what they have down there. Declining starts now, bottom of NFC North starting this year.

  21. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 30, 2014 10:58 PM


    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:

    Contra (a vikings fan) has several accounts. In Teddy We Trust (a vikings fan) has several accounts.

    I have only one account.

    And, as I said before, good luck to the Vikings this year. You all know I’m rarely nice to Vikings fans, but I’m so happy the regular season is here that I’m feeling a little bit of camaraderie with all football fans, even you.

  22. marttizzle says: Aug 30, 2014 11:04 PM

    All I know is that if we are cutting somewhat “good” players that is not a bad thing at all!

  23. gdeli says: Aug 31, 2014 1:02 AM

    Banyard will be a steal for another team. They just dumped him to keep McKinnon to replace Adrian.

  24. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Aug 31, 2014 1:28 AM

    Big PACK guy here. I see they haven’t cut AP yet, dang! haha.


  25. The Almighty Cabbage says: Aug 31, 2014 5:45 AM

    Let us be kind to the Viking fans. They only have 4 more days to feel any kind of good about that ugly sack of left-handed hammers that they call a football team. They’ll be back in the basement with animated porn and Pokemon soon enough.

  26. RegisHawk says: Aug 31, 2014 5:47 AM

    They should have just cut everyone and disbanded the franchise.

  27. yahweh77 says: Aug 31, 2014 6:36 AM

    what’s the difference between a catfish, and a female packer fan??? one has whiskers and stinks. the other one’s a fish

  28. tokyofilthblaster says: Aug 31, 2014 7:36 AM

    One gunshot wound, but no fatalities this summer.

    I guess success is relative, so congratulations Vikings fans.

  29. mymazdaluvsme says: Aug 31, 2014 8:50 AM

    Zimmer to Zimmer- “this town ain’t big enough for the both of us”

    kind of surprised by a few positions. We kept only 4 safties but 6 wideouts (and simpson doesnt count against the roster until week 4.) Zack line made it too, but I can only guess he will be used more as a TE b/c we only kept two. Sherelles could have been cut too, ive never been impressed with his coverage skills. But it is what it is. Im just a fan, not a coach.

  30. nflpoker says: Aug 31, 2014 9:12 AM

    All teams can’t keep all their players. Some players have to be cut Hopefully, the Vikings either get back some players they cut and have cleared waivers, or picked up another teams players by claiming them off waivers.

  31. cheeseisfattening says: Aug 31, 2014 12:54 PM

    The ego of the Packer fans on here about their own postings is as inflated as their self importance about being Packer fans. No doubt these are some of the rubes who also bought Packer stock.

  32. cheeseisfattening says: Aug 31, 2014 1:00 PM

    Being proud about only having one account on here is like being proud about not being too fat. Both only have meaning in Packer fans heads.

  33. whatjusthapped says: Aug 31, 2014 2:01 PM

    Here is one measure of a team, in a day or two, count how many of players that the Vikings cut are signed to another team and then do the same for all the Packers that were just cut.

    Guarenteed that the Packer number will be beween 2 and 5 (about average for the past few years) and the viking number is always the same, zero

  34. oldcracker says: Aug 31, 2014 6:43 PM

    Well, there goes their only hope for a SB run.

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