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Vikings waive rookie QB

Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Rookie quarterback Kyle Wright has been waived by the Minnesota Vikings, who reduced their roster to the 80-player maximum ahead of training camp.

More shuffling could come before the team reports to Minnesota State, Mankato, on July 23. But the Vikings needed space for their five draft picks, none of whom have yet to sign a contract.

Free-agent defensive backs Marcus Griffin and Travis Key were waived earlier this week. The NFL previously allowed teams to have more than 80 players in camp, using exemptions for those who participated in the spring developmental league in Europe, which has been shut down.

Wright had few opportunities with Tarvaris Jackson, Gus Frerotte, Brooks Bollinger and rookie John David Booty ahead of him on the depth chart.

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