The Vikings released veteran safety Taylor Mays today. Mays signed with the Vikings this offseason. He played with the Cincinnati Bengals when head coach Mike Zimmer was in Cincinnati as Defensive Coordinator.
The Vikings cut 5 players today with a mini-camp happening this weekend. The 5 are safety Ahmad Dixon running back Henry Josey, tight end Ryan Otten, tackle Antonio Richardson and guard Austin Wentworth.
The Vikings exercised the 5th year option on the rookie contracts of safety Harrison Smith and left tackle Matt Kalil. Fox sports was first to report the deals. Smith was the 29th pick in the 2012 NFL draft. He's due to make $5.278 Million in 2016.
Granite City Sports on AM 1390-the Fan did our annual first round mock draft today from noon-1. John Holler (Viking Update and AM 1390), John Tuvey (thehuddle.com) and Jay Caldwell, Dave Overlund and Lee Voss took turns making picks.
The NFL announced the dates and start times for the 2015 schedule Tuesday night. The Vikings will open the season at San Francisco in the second half of a Monday night doubleheader, with the game starting at approximately 9:20 PM.
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