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Minnesota Vikings Release WR Moritz Böhringer

The first Vikings draft pick to be released, the big German’s feel good story is getting a pause

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One of the biggest feel-good stories in the NFL is getting a pause, at the very least.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Minnesota Vikings will be releasing wide receiver Moritz Böhringer.

Böhringer made history this offseason as being the first European player drafted into the National Football League without first playing at an college in North America. He has some intriguing physical tools, but didn’t really get adjusted to the speed and physicality of the NFL in his first training camp with the team. He played limited snaps in the preseason.

According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Böhringer is destined for the Vikings’ practice squad if nobody claims him. While I don’t think anyone is going to go that route, one never knows for sure, as we’ve seen by some of the news from today.

The Vikings still have plenty of moves to make, ladies and gentlemen. We’ll have all of them for you right here.