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Vikings release WR Brandon Zylstra

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A bit of a surprise

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We’re almost two hours past the NFL’s 53-man roster deadline. . .yes, we’re still waiting. . .but we’ve gotten word of a bit of a surprising cut.

According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings have parted ways with wide receiver Brandon Zylstra. The word comes from Zylstra’s high school coach.

Zylstra, the pride of Concordia College (Moorhead version), came to the Vikings in 2018 after a successful couple of years in the Canadian Football League, including a season where he led the league in receiving yardage. He had just one catch with the team in 2018, but appeared to have a real shot to stick as the team’s fourth or fifth receiver this season. It does not appear that will be the case.

No word yet on whether or not Zylstra will be back with the practice squad or if he will attempt to latch on somewhere else.

Once we get word of more Vikings roster moves, we will bring them to you here.