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Vikings Roster Cuts: Minnesota Vikings release Kendall Wright

He’s the odd man out in the receiver battle

NFL: Minnesota Vikings-Training Camp Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

We’re getting word of another mildly surprising cut from the Minnesota Vikings, and this one involves a veteran wide receiver.

Per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Minnesota Vikings will be releasing wide receiver Kendall Wright, who was expected to compete for the #3 receiver spot.

Wright, a former first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans, was signed by the Vikings this offseason following a 2017 season that saw him lead the Chicago Bears in receiving yardage. When he was signed, many. . .myself included. . .assumed that he would be the team’s third wide receiver, but reports surfaced during OTAs that he was struggling a bit, and he had a pretty rough Training Camp as well.

With that, the Vikings appear to have finalized their wide receiver corps. Joining the best 1-2 receiver duo in the NFL in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen will be Laquon Treadwell, Brandon Zylstra, and Stacy Coley.

We still have a few more Vikings’ moves that we’re waiting on before the 53-man roster deadline, so make sure you’re tracking all of the moves here!