Saturday, August 30, 2014

Report: Vikings cut Fred Evans

Pro Football Talk is reporting the Vikings have released veteran nose tackle Fred Evans. Daniel House explains the details. 

Updated: August 30th, 2014 9:08am

By: Daniel House

According to a report from Pro Football Talk, the Vikings have parted ways with veteran nose tackle Fred Evans.

Evans was the second longest tenured Vikings player on the roster and played in 94 games, since he arrived in 2007. He notched 130 career tackles and 3.0 sacks, while playing as a backup rotational nose tackle during his time in Minnesota.

This bodes well for rookie Shamar Stephen and pass rusher Tom Johnson, who both probably did enough in the preseason to be more valuable as pass rushers and run defenders. The coaching staff decided to keep a younger player like Stephen, who emerged during training camp and performed well in the preseason.

Don't be surprised if the team made this decision to keep an extra linebacker or defensive back on the active roster.

The Vikings still need to make 22 other cuts by 3 p.m. and we will keep you updated on the latest during NFL roster cuts.

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