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.

34 responses to “Kendall James, Kain Colter, Chris Crocker among Vikings cuts

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. @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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Sigh….

    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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

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