We normally wouldn’t write a blog post about a roster cut that was visible from miles away, however considering it’s a quarterback here we go — Rhett Bomar was cut today by the Vikings. Bomar’s chances of making the roster this year behind Donovan McNabb, Joe Webb & Christian Ponder were steep at best. They got even steeper when Bomar was arrested for driving under the influence. Bomar also never saw the field in the preseason and he’s going to have to hope another NFL team gives him a shot otherwise it’s finding another league to play in.
What else is funny on Bomar is he was considered the top QB prospect in the high school class of 2004 and the 4th best prospect overall. The number 1 prospect overall… some running back named Adrian Peterson. In fact Bomar committed to Oklahoma early and then called Adrian every day to help recruit him. Safe to say their careers have gone in different directions. Thanks to John Hoover of the Tulsa World for this little known fact.
Other cuts by the Vikings were DB Chris Adingupu, OL Conan Amituanai, TE Ed Barham, DB Simeon Castille, LB Jonathan Gilmore, WR Andre Holmes, LB Kyle O’Donnell, K Nate Whitaker and DT Colby Whitlock. None of those guys showed enough promise in camp to make it past the first cut. Whitaker was simply in camp to keep Ryan Longwell’s legs fresh.
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