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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hymes released

The Vikings thinned their wide receiver corps by one today with the release of Randy Hymes.

Hymes, who played four seasons for the Baltimore Ravens from 2002-05, signed with the Vikings during the offseason as a free agent.


Blogger Archangel said...

A veteran released to make room for Kerr. Hmmm... What's he like? I'm sure that somebody must've done some extensive homework by now.

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Blogger Archangel said...

sorry. for some reason, my previous comment went on in triplet... I mean, is Kerr seriously a big enough deal for them to bump an experienced receiver? It's not like they're exactly "loaded" at receiver...

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Blogger J. Ryan said...

Considering that their WR roster, probably only five deep, will likely consist of:

1. Troy Williamson
2. Sidney Rice
3. Bobby Wade
4. Aundrae Allison

That leaves Billy McMullen, Martin Nance, Jason Carter, Chandler Williams, Cortez Hankton, Justin Surrency, and Todd Lowber (am I missing anyone?) competing for at most 2 jobs -- one of which would almost certainly be special teams & special teams only.

That being the case, if Randy Hymes wasn't even getting reps with the second team in the OTAs, they did him a favor by cutting him loose now.

Don't know a great deal about John Kerr beyond that he played MLB on a team good enough to be playing for a national championship. It took him a while to get much playing time from the looks of things (he'd been playing behind Anthony Schlegel among others) but he seems to have acquitted himself fairly well.

Probably practice squad material at this point, but anyone who played MLB on a team that talented probably has good special teams potential if nothing else.

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