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Vikings release RB De’Angelo Henderson

The odd man out of the running back battle

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The Minnesota Vikings are continuing to make their way to the 53-man roster limit, a deadline they need to reach by 3:00 PM Central time on Saturday. As a part of that, they’ve let go of a running back that they brought in just before the start of camp.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Vikings have released running back De’Angelo Henderson.

Henderson, who spent 2018 with the Denver Broncos, was brought in by the Vikings just before the start of camp. He was second on the team in both carries and rushing yardage this preseason, carrying the ball 33 times for 137 yards. He also scored a touchdown for the Vikings in Thursday’s preseason finale in Buffalo.

With the way that Mike Boone performed this offseason, he made it pretty difficult for any other running back to claim the RB3 spot on the depth chart, and Henderson is a casualty of that.

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