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Minnesota Vikings Release Brian Peters

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As the cuts continue, the Minnesota Vikings have finally made a move at the linebacker position, releasing a player that had a fairly strong preseason.

The team has informed linebacker Brian Peters that he is going to be released. Peters came to the team from the Canadian Football League, where he played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 2012 to 2014. Peters made a pretty significant impact this season, as he had two interceptions and two passes defended during the games that don't count.

The Vikings have a bit of a logjam at the top of the linebacker depth chart, but it was thought that Peters might have been able to slip in as a contributor on special teams and as a potential backup. The team has expressed an interest in bringing him to the practice squad.

We're half an hour away from the roster deadline, folks! Follow all of the action right here.