Vikings release Jeff Badet

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Receiver Jeff Badet didn’t get a check from 40 Yards of Gold. He also won’t be getting game checks from the Vikings.

Per multiple reports, Badet has been waived.

The move is a bit of a surprise. The Vikings gave Badet a $75,000 bonus in the offseason to keep him from joining the Jets. And while Badet could land on Minnesota’s practice squad, he’ll first have to clear waivers. Given that the Jets wanted him, they may claim him on waivers.

The Vikings have been hoping for someone/anyone to step up as a complement to Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. Badet had a chance, but he apparently didn’t do enough.

17 responses to “Vikings release Jeff Badet

  1. The guy is world class fast. Someone will take a chance on him, you can’t teach speed. He won’t be out of work long. I thought he really had potential especially returning kickoffs. I actually hope he makes it to the practice squad but I am doubtful.

  2. Big deal, what he do in the pre season——nothing! Bonus money is nothing. Go to the lowly jets….they have nothing other than a qb and a rb!

  3. Badet is fast but he’s hurt way more than he is healthy. No brainer there. With Beebe, Bisi and Brandon (Zylstra) they will round out just fine after Thielen and Diggs.

  4. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    August 30, 2019 at 8:44 pm
    “The lowly Jets”, it doesn’t get much “lowly” than 59 years of nothingness that is Viking history. That’s the definition of lowly.
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    Fun Fact: The Vikings have one NFL championship title while the Jets have zero. Sure they won Super Bowl III, but that was when the Super Bowl was an exhibition between the AFL champ and the NFL champ. By winning the Super Bowl, that did not make them the NFL champion. Same thing for the Vikings the next year. They lost to the Chiefs in Super Bowl IV, but remained the 1969 NFL Champions.

  5. ackattack22 says:
    August 30, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Fun Fact: The Vikings have one NFL championship title while the Jets have zero. Sure they won Super Bowl III, but that was when the Super Bowl was an exhibition between the AFL champ and the NFL champ. By winning the Super Bowl, that did not make them the NFL champion. Same thing for the Vikings the next year. They lost to the Chiefs in Super Bowl IV, but remained the 1969 NFL Champions.

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    “59 years of nothingness that is Viking history. That’s the definition of lowly.”

    Since the NFL and the AFL were still separate leagues it would pretty much be impossible for an AFL team that won the Super Bowl aka WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP to be NFL Champion before the leagues were merged.

    Jets were WORLD CHAMPIONS-SUPER BOWL winners. No one cares if they were also pre-merger NFL champions. Pretty hard to win a championship in a league you weren’t part of.

    Did everybody also know the NY Yankees have never been champions of the National League? Does that mean they were never real champions … Does that make sense to anyone?

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