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Minnesota Vikings Release DE Zach Moore

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In a bit of a surprise, the former Concordia-St. Paul star has been given a pink slip by the Vikings.

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We have another roster move from the Minnesota Vikings to bring you, and this one might come as a bit of a surprise.

The Vikings have parted ways with defensive end Zach Moore.

Moore, who played his college ball at Concordia-St. Paul, was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in 2014, and picked up a Super Bowl ring with them that season. He was released by the Patriots in 2015, and spent last season on the Vikings’ practice squad.

Moore was thought to be a candidate to crack the roster at defensive end, but it doesn’t appear that the coaching staff saw things the same way. He picked up six combined tackles and one sack during preseason play in 2016. He might be a candidate to come back to the practice squad again, but he seems like a guy that might be able to help a team that needs depth at the defensive end position.

We will continue tracking the Vikings’ roster moves as we get word on them.