Vikings release quarterback Pat Devlin to make room for Mike Kafka

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The Vikings continue to churn the bottom two-thirds of their quarterback depth chart, guys they hope they never have to use.

Along with announcing the previously reported signings of veteran combine products Mike Kafka and Caesar Rayford, the Vikings announced they had released quarterback Pat Devlin.

The Vikings are carrying three quarterbacks at the moment, after signing Shaun Hill to come in as Teddy Bridgewater’s backup.

Devlin was brought in last year as a practice-squader, and kept on this offseason until they found someone they preferred.

But the Vikings have also traded off veteran backup Matt Cassel, and let former first-rounder Christian Ponder walk in free agency, where he found a new home in Oakland.

32 responses to “Vikings release quarterback Pat Devlin to make room for Mike Kafka

  1. PFT is being too kind in its assessment that “bottom two-thirds of their quarterback depth chart, guys they hope they never have to use.”

    The Vikings braintrust (after drafting Ponder at #12 and Kahil at #4 overall, a term that I am using loosely) hopes they don’t have use anybody not starting and about half the starters and all their offensive line.

  2. You would think there would be more than ten guys who could play quarterback at a high level on planet earth.

  3. Wow running 80% Packer trolls, A new record.
    McKinnon could play emergency QB and eliminate the extra spot.
    Those Packer smirks are going to be fading pretty quickly this season.

  4. Devlin was a lights out high school QB.

    South Beach was the worst thing that could have happened to him; he was gifted, but not overwhelmingly so. Too much fun in the sun has given him bad work habits.

    It’s not surprising Zimmer wanted a look at Devlin. But it’s less surprising that he let him go.

  5. Whatever happened to Josh Freeman? Thought he was going to resurrect his career in MN or something? Did Christian Ponder take him under his chicken wing or something?

  6. Well, it’s an embarrassment of something…

    Tolzien and no one else makes the Packers just fine for next year. I wouldn’t worry though…Flynn will be back

  7. The Packers were 14-5 against my Vikings in the 80’s. Wasn’t that one of the decades we said GB sucked??

  8. He will be resigned by Miami for 10 bucks and a can of tuna fish. He has OK skills for a 3rd and knows the Dolphins system. Matt Moore is obviously one of the best Backups in the League for Tannehill. The Phins will need Camp Arms and to carry at least 5 through Summer. Why not? Give him a break. He seems to be making a living at a Game with very minimal effort and injury risk. Personally, this is one of the best jobs in the world… depth QB in the NFL. He makes more than everyone writing and works a few hours a week except in July, kinda a full time job then.

  9. ariani1985 says:
    Apr 2, 2015 1:21 PM

    He could easily start for the horrible packers defense… than again, I could to with a week of weight training and light jogging……

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    I’m going to go out on a limb and say probably not…

  10. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Feb 11, 2015 1:25 PM

    And, what’s the deal with your constant posting on Packer stories? Do you have your computer set up to let you know the second a new story is posted? Weird man, really, really weird.
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    Umm… What do you say now Carl?

  11. “arianil985 says: The puffers were 14-5 against my Vikings in the 80’s.”

    You’re fooling NOBODY cheesehead! Try your USELESS wit against an easier target… a Seattle fan for instance.

  12. arianil985 says:
    Apr 2, 2015 2:31 PM

    The Packers were 14-5 against my Vikings in the 80’s. Wasn’t that one of the decades we said GB sucked??

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    Excellent trolling skills right there. Impersonated account, fact-based jab, indisputable. Crickets from Viking fans trying to let it sink in.

  13. Why don’t you give Vince Young a chance.. He wouldn’t cost a lot and He can still play at a HIGH level….
    His career won/loss record is 31-19… He has playoff experience … He’s a 2 time Pro-Bowler… He was voted 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year….. The NFL is all about “WINS and LOSSES”…. and this guy WINS…. There is a big difference between Perception and Reality.
    If you can use a good man at backup QB… Bring this guy in and judge him as such.. A backup…

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