The Minnesota Vikings have released OL Aviante Collins, per Doogie:
#Vikings releasing OL Aviante Collins.— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) August 31, 2019
If there was a surprise move for me so far, this would be it. I felt the back end of the offensive line depth came down to either Collins or Oli Udoh, and generally, the Vikings favor veterans over rookies.
That said, Collins has had a hard time staying healthy in Minnesota, even if he did flash some talent at both the guard and tackle spot. With Udoh performing well, and the general consensus being that he wouldn’t make it through waivers if he was released, if my theory is right they decided to keep Udoh and let Collins go.
Now, let’s see if they keep Udoh.