Jun 17, 2014; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Josh Cooper (11) catches a pass at practice at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings Waive Matt Hall & Josh Cooper

It isn’t a good sign when you’re released very early on in training camp.  That’s the case for two players who were looking to get a shot with the Minnesota Vikings this season.

The two players released from the Minnesota Vikings were Matt Hall and Josh Cooper.  Here is a little bit about each player:

Offensive Tackle Matt Hall

  • I have to admit, I was kind of rooting for Matt Hall.  He was an offensive tackle at the small school of Belhaven. He’s a monster of a man that only impressed with his measurables at the combine.  Standing at six foot nine and one eighth inch tall and weighing in at 324 pounds, Hll pressed 225 pounds 32 times and ran a 5.48 40-yard dash.  He also had an 8’5″ broad jump.  Sadly, his height can work against him too since he has to bend his knees quite far to get low enough to gain leverage on opposing pass rushers.
Jun 17, 2014; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Josh Cooper (11) leaves the field after practice at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 17, 2014; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Josh Cooper (11) leaves the field after practice at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receiver Josh Cooper

  • It wasn’t a huge surprise that the Vikings released Josh Cooper.  The surprise came because he was released so early.  As a player that formerly worked with Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, you’d think he would have a big advantage when it comes to impressing the coaching staff.  Cooper caught 9 balls for 60 yards last year with the Cleveland Browns and will look to latch on to another wide receiver needy team this offseason to compete for a job.

We at The Viking Age would like to wish only the best to Matt Hall and Josh Cooper in their future endeavors and thank them for their time with the Minnesota Vikings.

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