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Minnesota Vikings Release Banyard, Reisner, Baker, Remmers

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Frederick Breedon

Now the Minnesota Vikings' cuts are starting to flow in, as they apparently waited until after today's walk-through to announce them. And a couple of guys that had pretty impressive pre-seasons are going to be looking for work.

Per Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Minnesota Vikings have released running back Joe Banyard, tight end Allen Reisner, and defensive tackle Chase Baker.

Banyard's release is a bit of a disappointment, I think. He was the Vikings' leading rusher in the pre-season, with 212 yards on 36 carries. It wasn't enough to get him a spot on the 53-man roster. It will be interesting to see if he clears waivers for the Vikings to put him on the practice squad.

Reisner also had a pretty good pre-season for the Vikings, tying for the team lead in receptions with eight, and leading the team in touchdown receptions with three. I thought he had a real chance to make the team with Chase Ford being injured for most of the pre-season, but apparently that wasn't the case.

The Vikings have also released defensive tackle Chase Baker, who played in five games for the Vikings last season. He just got caught up in the numbers game along the defensive line, it would appear.

The team has also released offensive tackle Mike Remmers, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling. The team has expressed interest in putting him on the practice squad.

That means the Vikings still have to make 16 moves before the 3 PM Central deadline. Keep track of all the cuts on our tracker/open thread.