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Vikings shed three players

AP

At a time when teams can have up to 90 players, there’s still plenty of roster churning. Which means plenty of guys will be getting released on a regular basis.

The Vikings released three on Thursday. The now-former Vikings are safety Cedric Thompson, tackle Marquis Lucas, and defensive tackle Sterling Bailey.

Thompson, a fifth-round draft pick of the Dolphins in 2015, spent time with the Patriots last year before joining the Vikings on an on-again, off-again basis. He signed a futures contract with Minnesota in January.

Lucas joined the Bills in 2016 after going undrafted. Released in September, he signed with the Vikings’ practice squad in December.

Bailey, undrafted as well, had stints with the Seahawks and Colts before joining the Minnesota practice squad last October.

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18 Responses to “Vikings shed three players”
  1. ragnarthegreat says: May 4, 2017 11:07 AM

    As a Vikings fan, if I don’t know the names, I am pretty sure they won’t be missed.

  2. aypeeswhippingstick says: May 4, 2017 11:08 AM

    If the Vikings shed them then they’re most definitely not “players”.

  3. whatjusthapped says: May 4, 2017 11:08 AM

    Good luck to all three!

    Hopefully, the future is bright for you which is more than you can say about the Viking’s fortunes.

  4. tokyosandblaster says: May 4, 2017 11:16 AM

    It’s so nice to see feel good stories like this. These three guys are now free to sign with a professional team!

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  5. streetyson says: May 4, 2017 11:20 AM

    If the Vikings shed you it ain’t so bad as elsewhere because up there you can at least move your shed and do a little fishing – the ice can be a little thin in summer though.

  6. ariani1985 says: May 4, 2017 11:28 AM

    and all 3 could easily start on the traditionally horrible packers defense, at ANY position…. yes, the green bay defense is that bad!!

  7. pete5867 says: May 4, 2017 11:45 AM

    super bowl 20+18

  8. tjacks7 says: May 4, 2017 11:45 AM

    Thompson and Bailey should catch the first bus to Green Bay where they would become instant starters on that historically awful defense.

  9. stellarperformance says: May 4, 2017 11:48 AM

    ……..and all 3 could easily start on the traditionally horrible packers defense, at ANY position…. yes, the green bay defense is that bad!”
    ////////////////////////////////////////

    And yet, somehow, the Packers own the Vikings, having gone 12-3 against them this decade. What’s with that? How bad must the Vikings be?

  10. DugoutDirtbag says: May 4, 2017 11:56 AM

    Anthony works in the grocery store…

  11. f1restarter says: May 4, 2017 12:09 PM

    The Vikings don’t shed players; players shed the Vikings.

  12. purpleguy says: May 4, 2017 12:10 PM

    Cedric was a 5th rounder from the U of M — shame he hasn’t stuck anywhere.

    Twelve comments above, seven from cheesers. Once again, the Minnesota Vikings and their fans are entertained to know we remain in the forefront of your craniums.

  13. screamingyellowzonkers says: May 4, 2017 1:13 PM

    Look at all the packer fan postings on a meaningless Vikings thread.

    This is what “living rent free inside the heads” really means.

    Packer fans always complain, and use the “rent free” line, when Vikings fans post on a packer’s story.

    Yet, here are those same packer fans obsessed with the Vikings.

  14. GenXJ says: May 4, 2017 4:15 PM

    Fellow Vike fans,
    Donchya know the bandwagon cheesehead fanbase won the 2017 offseason championship?

  15. 250dollarnflowner says: May 4, 2017 6:37 PM

    ted tompson just wet himself with excitement when he learned of the available defensive players!!

  16. cheeseisfattening says: May 5, 2017 5:06 PM

    dawoger says:
    May 4, 2017 11:13 AM
    This morning Speildolt was spotted carrying a clipboard, lurking around Lambeau’s dumpster.
    —————–
    Why do Packer fans think all ex-Packers would be in a dumpster? Packer fans always ‘trash’ Packers once they become ex-Packers.

  17. cheeseisfattening says: May 5, 2017 5:07 PM

    dawoger says:
    May 4, 2017 11:13 AM
    This morning Speildolt was spotted carrying a clipboard, lurking around Lambeau’s dumpster.
    —————–
    Why do Packer fans think all ex-Packers would be in a dumpster? Packer fans always ‘trash’ Packers once they become ex-Packers..

  18. Seprix says: May 8, 2017 10:51 AM

    Man, why do so many people hate the Vikings? 😥

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