It caught me a little by surprise to hear that, among Vikings insiders, there is a fast-emerging belief that Bobby Wade will be among the men cut when the team trims its roster to the required 53 on Saturday.
Then I thought about it for a second and realized that it kind of makes sense. Percy Harvin is the natural guy to play in the slot, with Sidney Rice and Bernard Berrian on the outside (assuming Berrian ever gets on the field). And with Harvin and Jaymar Johnson holding down return duties, well, you realize pretty quick how diminished Wade’s role would be on this team.
That being said, I still think Wade would be a good guy to keep around, even as a seldom-used fourth receiver. He’s got leadership skills. He gives you some depth. And, if I may be selfish for a minute, his mouth makes for a lot of good posts.
One thing’s for sure: between Wade and the quarterback situation, the hours between now and the cutdown deadline will be a little more compelling and suspenseful than usual.