Competition was going to be the name of the game at Minnesota Vikings training camp this year, and we have the first of those players that has come out on the losing side of those battles.
Per a couple of different sources, the Vikings have parted ways with offensive tackle Carter Bykowski.
Bykowski came to the Vikings by way of the San Francisco 49ers, after Minnesota signed him off of the Niners’ practice squad late in the 2014 season. While preparing for the 2015 season, Bykowski was one of a number of Vikings’ players that suffered a pectoral injury, and the injury was severe enough for the Vikings to put him on injured reserve, ending his 2015 season.
Bykowski was a local guy, having played his high school ball at Eden Prairie High School under head coach Mike Grant. He then moved on to a successful college career at Iowa State University.
With this move, the Vikings are down to 70 players by our count, meaning they have to release 17 more players before 3 PM Central time on Saturday.