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Minnesota Vikings Waive CB Tre Roberson

The converted quarterback had a fairly strong preseason, but he couldn’t crack the roster this time around.

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The depth chart at cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings is pretty deep, and it was going to be tough to crack for anyone. Now we’ve gotten word about a defensive back that the Vikings have let go, but are hoping to bring back to the practice squad.

According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings have waived cornerback Tre Roberson.

Roberson played his college career as a quarterback, starting out at the University of Indiana before transferring to Illinois State. Upon coming to the National Football League, it was decided that he was going to be switching to the defensive side of the ball. He looked fairly solid for the Vikings, despite it being revealed that he played part of the preseason with a broken hand.

Roberson was also told that he was going to be the Vikings’ emergency quarterback in Thursday’s preseason finale if anything had happened to Joel Stave and Brad Sorensen, but Sorensen was able to finish the game.

We’ll have to wait until Sunday to see if Roberson makes the practice squad or if another team jumps on him first.