Karter Schult became a fan favorite over the course of the Vikings training camp, and although he played well he had an uphill climb to crack the depth chart. This morning he fell just short:
DL Karter Schult released by #Vikings. Thought he showed well on Thursday and during camp. He’s plenty good enough to make $$ playing for someone.— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) August 31, 2019
The AAF refugee actually started with the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2017, attended the Vikings rookie minicamp in 2018, and then made a name for himself in the AAF. As Doogie said in his tweet, Schult put a lot of good game play on tape, and I would expect him to find a home somewhere.
The #Vikings are cutting TE Cole Hikutini, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2019
The Hikutini release could signal that Minnesota will go with two fullbacks. It was assumed the Vikes would go with four tight ends, but with David Morgan injured, if they went with four Hikutini was probably the best guy remaining if Morgan was unable to go to begin the season.
No, Morgan could be activated and they’ll only go with one FB. But, the Hikutini release could signal Khari Blasingame has made the team. We’ll see.