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Vikings announce practice squad

Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have announced their eight-member practice squad, which includes receivers Jaymar Johnson and Darius Reynaud.

Johnson was a sixth-round draft choice out of Jackson State. Reynaud was a rookie free agent out of West Virginia. Both players impressed in the preseason with their ability to play special teams as well as contribute on offense. But their wasn’t enough room for them on the active roster’s crowded receiver corps.

Also signed to the practice squad were defensive end Martail Burnett, guard Brian Daniels, center Tim Mattran, defensive tackle Leger Douzable, cornerback Marcus Walker and running back Albert Young.

Among 20 players released Saturday were quarterback Brooks Bollinger, wide receiver Jaymar Johnson, and linebacker Rufus Alexander. Safety Michael Boulware on was placed on injured reserve after being hurt Thursday.

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