By Scott Taylor
It was cut-down day in the NFL and it didn’t bring good news for Tim Tebow, Duron Carter, Matt Cassel and Reggie Wayne. It also came with pink slips for Vikings’ veterans David Yankey, Michael Mauti, Dominique Williams and Babatunde Aiyegbusi.
While Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly pretty much told Tebow that his NFL dreams were over, Wayne parted ways with the New England Patriots “by mutual agreement.” Duron Carter, who starred the past two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes was released by Indianapolis (Minnesota still has some interest in Carter) and after Tyrod Taylor was named starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, Cassel was considered expendable.
QB Matt Flynn, once thought to be the next great one, was cut by the Jets. Speaking of the Jets, IK Enemkpali, the linebacker who punched out Geno Smith, was released by the Bills. And veteran receiver James Jones wsa relaesed by the New York Giants, although it’s expected that he’ll find work elsewhere.
Meanwhile, in Eden Prairie, Mike Zimmer and his staff cut down to the requisite 53 on Saturday.
WR Donte Foster, CB Shaun Prater, OT Babatunde Aiyegbusi, DT Chigbo Anunoby, DE B.J. DuBose, G Isame Faciane, C Tom Farniok, WR Isaac Fruechte, S Anthony Harris, RB DuJuan Harris, DT Greg Hickman, DE Leon Mackey, LB Michael Mauti, LB Brian Peters, FB Blake Renaud, CB Josh Thomas, OT Tyrus Thompson, C Bob Vardaro, LB Brandon Watts, WR Ryan Whalen, RB Dominique Williams, OL David Yankey.
The Vikings also made a trade. With Yankey, Aiyegbusi and Tyrus Thompson gone, the Vikings sent a sixth-round draft pick to San Diego in exchange for Chargers guard Jeremiah Sirles. Sirles, an undrafted free agent in 2014, played two games for the Chargers last season. NFL Network was the first to report the deal.
Don’t forget, you can see the Minnesota Vikings live this season!!!! Garry Shymko, the mastermind behind Shymer Tours has a tremendous schedule of 2015 Minnesota Vikings games lined up. Our tour schedule is all set up and you’re invited to head to TCF Bank Stadium with us this season.
This year, games start at $359 per tour and that includes a ticket to the Vikings game, your bus trip to the Twin Cities and two nights accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express in Bloomington, just an eight-minute walk from Mall of America. I’ll see you at TCF Bank Stadium for the Lions on Sept. 21.
Here are the tours:
Lions vs Vikings | Sept 19-21, 2015 (Just TWO WEEKS!!!)
Chargers vs Vikings | Sept 26-28, 2015
Packers vs Vikings | Nov 21-23, 2015
Seahawks vs Vikings | Dec 5-7, 2015
Bears vs Vikings | Dec 19-21, 2015
Take it from me, these trips are sensational. And don’t forget, we hold court at most of them on Saturday afternoon at the Buffalo Wild Wings at Mall of America while enjoying great food and watching the best NCAA football games from around the United States.
Here’s how you get on the bus:
1. A non-refundable $200.00 per person deposit is required at time of booking. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the scheduled event.
2. Payments may be made by Cash, Cheque, PayPal/Visa/Mastercard.
3. All payments are non-refundable.
4. U-Drive confirmations will be mailed upon receipt of deposit. Event tickets, maps and directions will be mailed upon receipt of final payment.
5. Bus Tour package confirmations will be mailed upon receipt of deposit. Event tickets, hotel accommodations, miscellaneous information will be mailed out approximately two weeks prior to the event.
Just go here: http://www.shymertours.ca to check out all the sensational tours this year. And don’t forget, the Vikings are waiting for you at TCF Bank Stadium.