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Vikings Roster Cuts: Minnesota Vikings release Kobe McCrary

The former Gopher had a short run with the Vikings

NCAA Football: Nebraska at Minnesota Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

A former member of the Minnesota Golden Gophers that our favorite football team brought in a little over a week ago has been released by the team.

As part of their initial wave of cuts on Friday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings released running back Kobe McCrary.

McCrary, primarily a fullback with the Gophers, rushed for nearly 800 yards in his time at the U of M, and found the end zone 11 times during his career. After going undrafted this past season, he had a mini-camp tryout with the Vikings, and was signed by the team on 21 August.

McCrary did see some action in the team’s final two preseason games, but the expectation that he was going to make the 53-man roster wasn’t really there, given that the Vikings don’t really have a spot for a pure fullback on their roster with the way they’re currently constructed.

We’ll be continuing to track all of the roster moves the Vikings make en route to trimming their roster to 53 players. That deadline is 3:00 PM on Saturday, so keep it tuned right here to watch the roster take shape between now and then.