An early surprise on 53 day comes from the land of 9,947 more lakes than that.
The Vikings have parted ways with veteran defensive lineman Fred Evans, per a league source.
Evans has served as a key member of the team’s defensive tackle rotation since 2007. In 2013, he appeared in 14 games with three starts.
His departure should be regarded as good news in one respect. If Linval Joseph wasn’t expected to be ready to return from getting shot in the leg after a preseason game, Evans probably wouldn’t have been cut.