August 10, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ernest Owusu (95) warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Two Former Vikings Find New Homes (For Now)


The Vikings trimmed their roster down to the mandatory 75 players on Saturday, a few days early. Of the 15 players released by Minnesota, two have found new homes…at least for the next few days.

The New England Patriots claimed wide receiver Kerry Taylor off waivers. Taylor is in his second year. He was on the practice squad for three teams in his rookie season, the Patriots, 49ers and Vikings.

The Cleveland Browns claimed Ernest Owusu from the Vikings waiver wire as well. The 24-year-old Owusu signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of California in May.

Don’t expect Taylor or Owusu to make the final 53 of either roster, but both players should receive practice squad consideration from their respective teams following the final roster cuts.

All NFL teams must have their rosters down to 53 players by 9 p.m. ET Friday.

 

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