Aug 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Tennessee Titans linebacker Jonathan Willard (49) forces Minnesota Vikings tight end Chase Ford (86) to fumble just before the goal line at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Titans recover the ball. Vikings win 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Release DE Justin Trattou, Promote TE Chase Ford


Jun 14, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive end Justin Trattou (69) during the Giants minicamp at their training facility. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Today, the Minnesota Vikings released defensive end Justin Trattou from the active roster.  Trattou was a former New York Giants player prior to his brief stay on the Vikings roster which lasted less than a month.  Although he would have been primarily a special teams player, Justin Trattou failed to find any playing time during a game while with the Vikings.

To take his place on the roster, Minnesota has signed tight end Chase Ford to the active roster.  Ford is most likely was promoted due to the injury to fellow tight end Rhett Ellison.  Ellison has already been ruled out of the week 8 contest with an ankle injury.

We at The Viking Age would like to wish Justin Trattou the best of luck on his future endeavors and would like to congratulate Chase Ford on his promotion to the active roster.

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