Austin Cutting will recruit for Air Force while playing in NFL

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The Air Force will use Austin Cutting for recruiting as he plays in the NFL while serving a two-year military commitment, his agent, Darren Deloatche, told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.

The seventh-round draft choice has agreed to terms and will start training camp with the Vikings on Tuesday.

Cutting is a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is Cutting’s assigned station, but the Air Force will assign him to Minnesota “at the present time,” Deloatche told Tomasson. Cutting’s assigned station would change if he earns a roster spot on another team.

Cutting will have to beat out incumbent Kevin McDermott to win the Vikings’ long snapper job, but it initially appeared Cutting wouldn’t get that chance.

President Donald Trump announced a change in policy June 26, allowing cadets and midshipmen attending service academies or earning a commission through ROTC to pursue professional sports careers immediately rather than wait two years.

“All the parties are benefiting by this,” Deloatche said, via Tomasson. “Austin is getting this opportunity right here, right now in the NFL; the Vikings are benefiting because they’ve got a legitimate long-snapping battle in camp with two talented individuals; and all branches of the military are benefiting because student-athletes are going to see that, with the impending new regulation that is going to eventually be established by the Department of Defense, if they have the talent to play professionally, they will get that opportunity when they first come out of school.”

17 responses to “Austin Cutting will recruit for Air Force while playing in NFL

  1. “The Vikings are benefiting because they have a legitimate long-snapping battle in camp”

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    Yes, you read that correctly folks.

    One of the main storylines of this years Vikings camp will be the long-snapping battle.

    I find it odd though that the Vikings are calling it a “battle” for the job when one Viking fan claimed that Austin Cutting is the most “absolutely spectacular” long-snapper that has ever existed.

    I am sure this epic long-snapping battle will be worth the price some Vikings fans are charged to attend training camp practices.

  2. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 21, 2019 at 5:03 pm
    “The Vikings are benefiting because they have a legitimate long-snapping battle in camp”

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    Yes, you read that correctly folks.

    One of the main storylines of this years Vikings camp will be the long-snapping battle.

    I find it odd though that the Vikings are calling it a “battle” for the job when one Viking fan claimed that Austin Cutting is the most “absolutely spectacular” long-snapper that has ever existed.

    I am sure this epic long-snapping battle will be worth the price some Vikings fans are charged to attend training camp practices

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    Well thanks for your input free. I see the packers have added another WR. Can you please update us with one of your lists naming all 90 trading camp packers?

  3. What they don’t tell you is it was Sec Def Mattis, under Trump, who made it so athletes couldn’t go pro right away. So he basically fixed his own mistake.

  4. Where are all the angry white folks who said you should honor your contract? He signed up for the military and now only wants to do it part time

  5. Roger Staubach said fulfilling his five year service commitment came first. “Those are the terms. You understand it when you enter a service academy.”

  6. But those aren’t the terms of today, Cutting knew others before him have done the same thing. Recruit while having a NFL career.

  7. I’m white, I’m retired military, and I have no issue with this at all. He can still fulfill his duties once his NFL career is done. Now stop being racist.

  8. freefromwhatyouare says:

    you are why packer fans are the most pathetic fans in the NFL. you criticize a long snapper position battle. wow.

  9. I remember 30 years ago when football fans used to make jokes about the Vikings and their 4 Super Bowl losses.
    It was always good sport.
    People today don’t even bother anymore, as this franchise has become so mired in irrelevance.
    Apathy abounds.
    Nobody even cares anymore.

  10. This guy could carry the Vikings to a SuperBowl. He’s the missing link. Give him a big chunk of guaranteed goodness, and it’s a done deal.

  11. stellarperformance says:
    July 21, 2019 at 8:21 pm
    This guy could carry the Vikings to a SuperBowl. He’s the missing link. Give him a big chunk of guaranteed goodness, and it’s a done deal

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    This is an article about a long snapper, every team needs one. The Vikings are so embedded in packer fans head they have to troll. Take a break kids. Poor green and yellows.

  12. Yes, you read that correctly folks.

    One of the main storylines of this years Vikings camp will be the long-snapping battle.

    I know, right? It’s amazing what years of great drafting and development can do. They’ve developed a team roster with talent everywhere and can focus on the long snapper position.

    Meanwhile, we went on a spending spree for mediocre talent due to years of poor drafting and free agency acquisitions.

  13. arealisticpackerfan says:
    July 22, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Yes, you read that correctly folks.

    One of the main storylines of this years Vikings camp will be the long-snapping battle.

    I know, right? It’s amazing what years of great drafting and development can do. They’ve developed a team roster with talent everywhere and can focus on the long snapper position
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    Oh……..so that’s why your team went 8-7-1 (1-6 against .500 or better competition.)
    Got it!

  14. Oh……..so that’s why your team went 8-7-1 (1-6 against .500 or better competition.)
    Got it!
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    And how did the Packers do last year? Even worse than the year before and this time with Aaron Rodgers. That garbage roster is on a downward trend.

    When your team does not have a garbage roster LS is what you get for camp battles.
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    And Green Bay did worse. In fact they also did worse than their prior year with Hundley at QB instead of Rodgers. Garbage roster

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