Lichtensteiger’s stay was short lived

Lichtensteiger’s stay was short lived The Minnesota Vikings have announced yet another change at the backup center spot by waiving Kory Lichtensteiger and signing Jon Cooper from the practice squad. Cooper made the final cut out of training camp, but was waived the next day when Lichtensteiger was signed after being dropped by the Denver Broncos The undrafted rookie Cooper was then placed on the practice squad.

John Sullivan is set as the starter. Reserve lineman Ryan Cook can also fill in at center.

In another roster move, the Vikings signed offensive tackle Patrick Brown and wide receiver Vinny Perretta to the practice squad. Wide receiver Nick Moore was released from the eight-person squad.

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One Response to “Lichtensteiger’s stay was short lived”

  1. Lost Viking says:

    Cleveland Brown traded WR Braylon Edwards to Jet in xchange for LB Jason Trusnik, WR Chansi Stuckey and 3rd and 5th. Brown justify trade on basis of Braylon Edwards being pending Free Agent. However, Edwards may be a RFA next year (similar to T-Jax) pending clarification of NFLPA deal.

    Edwards was lousy as a WR last year. His completion pct (40%) among lowest. Terrible hands. However, back in ‘07 this guy was in top 10 or top 20 receiver lists. Edward’s has had speed necessary to ’stretch the field’.

    “Assets Outstanding size, speed, and agility. Can get separation from defenders, burn them deep, or use his frame to shield the ball. Snatches the ball out of the air and can make circus catches. Will break tackles and generate yards after the catch.
    Flaws Will lose concentration and drop easy passes. Long injury history.”

    Difficult to find Pro Bowl receivers and coaches often have to put up with attitude and prima donna stuff. Ryan knows what he’s getting.

    Using a hockey analogy – in a four-for-one trade the winner is seldom the team who gets the four. Stuckey and Trusnik are easily replaceable. Jet don’t have to get Braylon back to his Pro Bowl form to win this trade. They need to get agreement on a contract extension and a better work ethic. Good trade for Jet…..Currently a lousy performer but worth the risk going forward.

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