Minnesota Vikings: Vikings Waive 4 Players to Make Room for UDFAs

According to the Vikings’ official website, the Minnesota Vikings have waived four players to make room for the undrafted free agents—curious mostly because they needed only to waive three in order to make the 90.

Those four players were running back Bradley Randle, linebacker Simoni Lawrence, offensive guard/center Josh Samuda and linebacker Terrell Manning. Of the four, only Manning had significant NFL experience, though not as a starter. He appeared on the rosters for Green Bay and San Diego prior.

Bradley Randle appeared in camp with the Vikings last year and quickly became a fan favorite. He, along with weakside linebacker Simoni Lawrence, both played in the CFL. Randle for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Lawrence for the Edmonton Eskimos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. If Lawrence signs with another team, that would be the tenth team to employ him.

Josh Samuda from UMass would have been an interesting camp body, but suffered an egregious ankle injury in OTAs.

The reason they ended up cutting four instead of three is because the Vikings signed 16 UDFAs, not just 15: Travis Partridge from Missouri Western State was a late add to the UDFA slate.

**UPDATE: The Vikings have evidently not signed OL Austin Wentworth from Fresno State, per Chris Tomasson. They now have one open roster spot.

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  1. That’s too bad about Randle. He seems like a good guy; easy to root for.
    I remember watching Lawrence when he was in college. It’s always sad to see a Gopher get cut. Ski-U-Mah! Skol!