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WR Burton Promoted to Active Roster

The Vikings have promoted WR Stephen Burton from practice squad to active roster in place of Bernard Berrian who was released earlier today.

This move caught me off guard and I thought Manny Arceneaux, who showed some flash during camp, would get the roster spot. Burton had one of the worst training camps and must have made some big strides to get a spot on the active roster.

Also, according to Tom Pelissero, the Vikings have cut DE Cedric McKinley so that opens 2 roster spots on the practice squad.

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8 Responses to “WR Burton Promoted to Active Roster”

  1. CalVkg says:

    that second spot is to sign bigjohhny

  2. VikesFan says:

    Bring back David Akinniyi. Athletic DE with a ton of potential.

  3. Brendan says:

    Being from BC (where Arceneaux played in the CFL), this disappoints me. Especially after the camp he had. Hopefully he gets his shot, cause the kid can play.

  4. 4eversteve says:

    I hope the kid hands have improve since the last time we seen him play in the preseason. The plan maybe to allow him to return kickoffs with Harvin rib injury. This Burton kid must be showing them that he has grasp the offense while being on the practice squad, hopefully his hands are better, the speed has always been there. Ponder throws a very catch-able ball allowing the receiver to run after the catch, it doesn’t hurt that Ponder carries out the play action pass really well also,which might catch some DB’s looking in the offensive backfield and playing flat footed aiding our receivers down the field. GO VIKINGS!

  5. Fragile Freds says:

    This should show all of us that the Vike have no confidence in Jumpin’ Joe Webb. This “great athlete”, who was a college receiver at one time, got beat out by Richard Burton?

    This Joe Webb thing is nothing more than some dude who can jump over a bunch of blue mats and if need be can come in and lose 3 yards running the “blazer”.


    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Haha Freds. For some unknown reason they want to keep Jumpin Joe at qb and not even try him out at wr? Very confusing for sure considering the desparate need at the wr position. Could he possibly have worse hands than Bernie?

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