Aug 9, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) catches a touchdown pass over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Bobby Felder (31) during the second quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Release Bobby Felder From Injured Reserve

Aug 9, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) catches a touchdown pass over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Bobby Felder (31) during the second quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

In a confusing move, the Minnesota Vikings have parted ways with cornerback Bobby Felder.  Felder was impressive during preseason, but an ankle injury placed him on injured reserve.

Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Bobby Felder (31) on the sideline during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Vikings 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

It is unknown what the Vikings have to gain from releasing Felder.  Since he was on injured reserve, he didn’t count against the roster in terms of salary cap or number of players.  He still has a lot of talent, and perhaps he is healthy enough to return but wouldn’t see the field as a Viking this year. At this point, all that can be done is to speculate.

But we at The Viking Age wish Bobby Felder the best of luck in going forward with his career.

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