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Minnesota Vikings Release WR Isaac Fruechte

The former Gopher isn’t going to be on the 53-man roster this season, according to sources.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Training Camp Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

With the big news that came out of Winter Park today, it’s easy to forget that we’re still just two and a half hours or so away from the deadline for getting NFL rosters down to 53 players. We’re getting word of another cut from the Minnesota Vikings, and it’s one that’s not totally unexpected.

The Vikings are releasing wide receiver Isaac Fruechte, according to Ben Goessling of ESPN. It appears that the Vikings are going to bring him back to the practice squad if they are able.

Fruechte is a local guy, having played his high school ball at Caledonia before moving on to the University of Minnesota. He went undrafted in 2015, and spent all of last season on the Vikings’ practice squad.

With the Bradford trade and the release of Fruechte, the Vikings are now back at 70 players, which means they’re going to be releasing 17 more players before 3 PM Central time. We will have all of those moves for you right here.