Jul 26, 2013; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings helmet sits in the grass during training camp at Minnesota State University. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Tight End A.C. Leonard Waived By Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have been busy in the front office the last couple days.  In the past 72 hours, they have released WR Lestar Jean and DE Rakim Cox as well as adding S Chris Crocker.   Now, another Viking can be added to that list.

News came around 3 pm today that the team has waived undrafted rookie tight end A.C. Leonard.

Jul 25, 2014; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end A.C. Leonard (89) speaks with the media after training camp practice at Minnesota State University. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Expectations were high for Leonard with the Minnesota Vikings despite his status as an undrafted free agent.  Many draftniks felt that A.C. Leonard should have been selected during the 2014 NFL Draft since he has shown flashes of success at Tennessee State where he caught 11 touchdowns and accumulated 1,174 receiving yards.  However, since he has been physically unable to practice because of headaches and other ailments, he never found himself moving up within the ranks of the tight end in Minnesota.

A.C. Leonard also faced heavy competition at that position.  With Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison, Allen Reisner, Chase Ford and Mike Higgins, there was a lot of competition for spots.  Sadly, A.C. Leonard’s health has been an issue all through his career and has ended his stint with the Minnesota Vikings.

We at The Viking Age would like to wish A.C. Leonard the best of luck in his future endeavors and thank him for his time with the Minnesota Vikings.

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