For his sake, I hope that Eric really didn't invest anything in that "Thompson" jersey.
Per numerous sources, including 1500 ESPN, the Minnesota Vikings have waived offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson from injured reserve. Thompson was one of the Vikings' two sixth-round picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, being selected 185th overall.
Thompson started out this year's Organized Team Activities by seeing some snaps at right guard, but was moved back to tackle by the start of training camp. He was waived with an injury designation during the final cutdown in early September, but went unclaimed on waivers and reverted to the team's injured reserve list as a result.
This means that, so far, Thompson is the only one of the team's ten 2015 draft picks that the team has totally cut ties with. Eight of the ten made the final roster, while defensive lineman B.J. Dubose remains a member of the Vikings' practice squad.
Quarterback Mike Kafka, who the team also waived with an injury designation and placed on injured reserve, was also waived on Friday.
The team has still not made a move to fill the empty roster spot that was created when the team placed center John Sullivan on injured reserve with the designation to return. As 1500 ESPN speculates, there's a good chance that spot will be filled by cornerback Jabari Price, who will complete his two-game suspension when the game this Sunday against the Detroit Lions is over.