Vikings waive Jaylen Twyman

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Rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman reported to Vikings training camp over the weekend, but he won’t be playing for the team this season.

Twyman was shot four times while in Washington, D.C. last month and avoided major injury, but the Vikings announced on Monday that the sixth-round pick has been waived with a non-football injury designation. The move cleared space on the roster for wide receiver Dede Westbrook after he agreed to a one-year deal with the team over the weekend.

If Twyman is not claimed on waivers, he will revert to Minnesota’s non-football injury list. He will not be able to play this season, but the team will retain his rights for the 2022 season.

Twyman played college football at Pitt in 2018 and 2019 before opting out of the 2020 season.

7 responses to “Vikings waive Jaylen Twyman

  1. He will be back, just protocol with the NFL. He will be ready to go next season after having a full year to recover.

  2. They told players they would get cut if they didn’t get shots.

    Slight misunderstanding.

  3. He will be on their NFI list. He likely is not ready to practice, so this is standard NFL protocol.

  4. June 22nd….

    “There doesn’t appear to be any long-term injuries that would prohibit him from playing this season,” Rosenhaus said. Twyman did not require surgery, as his wounds were superficial.

    This sounded like BS.

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