Yesterday I made a big deal out of the fact that the Vikings used their waiver power to land Harvard offensive tackle Kevin Murphy, grabbing him ahead of two other teams that put in a claim on him.
The headline ran said “Murphy Was A Wanted Man.”
As it turns out, I should have emphasized the past tense.
Apparently Murphy was unable to pass his physical with the Vikings so he was immediately waives by the team. Also waived on Thursday was South Carolina defensive back C.C. Whitlock who was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent soon after the Draft ended.
The Vikings currently have two vacant roster spots and it’ll be interesting to see how they fill them. Signing a kicker could make for some minor drama while my eyes keep gravitating towards a few free agent runners that might fit the low risk and low cost mold that Spielman seems to covet. And, yes, I am talking about Mewelde Moore.