The Minnesota Vikings have made another roster move, and it clarifies the picture at safety a little bit. . .but maybe not in a way that folks might have expected.
Per numerous sources, the Vikings have placed safety Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve.
Sanford was the starter next to Harrison Smith when the 2013 season started, and was the starter all season when Andrew Sendejo replaced Smith after Smith's injury. He had been battling a quad injury all pre-season, and didn't really get a whole lot of time with the top units on defense. The report is that Sanford has been placed on "short-term IR." What does that mean? Well, I got a very helpful link to our friends at Bleeding Green Nation (via Twitter) that explains it.
Short-term IR means that the player will be cut and not re-signed. The team and Sanford pretty much disagree on the severity of his injury, and he'll be released when he's healthy. I thought he had been given the designation to return, which I thought sounded a bit strange.
With Sanford being placed on injured reserve and Fred Evans being outright released, there are two pretty familiar faces that will not be part of the Minnesota Vikings in 2014. Who else is going to be on the chopping block for the Minnesota Vikings? We'll know by 3 PM Central time.
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