The Vikings announced they have waived tight end A.C. Leonard, opening a spot on the 90-man roster. Daniel House provides all of the details in this post.
Updated: August 6th, 2014 2:35pm
By: Daniel House
Leonard, 22, was one of the undrafted free agents the Vikings signed in May following the draft. He had missed about a week of practice from a head injury that coach Mike Zimmer wouldn't elaborate further on. The whole incident seemed to be weird and the Vikings decide to part ways with Leonard to end the saga. Leonard has had a history of off-the-field problems and ailments, which led to his fall outside of the NFL draft.
Leonard was projected to have a solid role in the offense, especially after Chase Ford showed up to camp with a broken foot. That spot is still wide-open as Rhett Ellison, Mike Higgins and Allen Reisner battle for the final two roster spot.
By releasing A.C. Leonard, the team opens up a spot on the 90-man roster for a free agency pickup. Could this mean they have a free-agent tight end in mind, or will they look at an entirely different position? Time will tell, but it seems like there is more to the story with A.C. Leonard's sudden release.