Vikings cut ties with veteran QB RosenfelsThe Minnesota Vikings have been on a mission to get younger ever since an aging team led by Brett Favre bottomed out in his second season in 2010.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have been on a mission to get younger ever since an aging team led by Brett Favre bottomed out in his second season in 2010.
The quest was never more evident than by the roster moves they made on Friday night.
Veteran quarterback Sage Rosenfels was among the 20 players cut by the team, meaning they will enter the season with three players with a combined four years of experience.
The Vikings also cut veteran safety and special teams mainstay Eric Frampton in favor of third-year safety Andrew Sendejo and let go of two veterans they brought in during the offseason — cornerback Chris Carr and defensive end Jeff Charleston — who were underwhelming during the preseason.
The only mild surprise among the moves on Friday night was Rosenfels, considering starter Christian Ponder is entering his second season, backup Joe Webb is entering his third season but has been bounced back and forth between receiver and quarterback and McLeod Bethel-Thompson played arena football last season.