Report: Vikings Cut Defensive Tackle Fred Evans


In the first surprise move of cut down day, the Minnesota Vikings have reportedly cut defensive tackle Fred Evans.

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Evans was believed by most to be firmly entrenched on the defensive line, but that just goes to show how little we know about what really goes on behind-the-scenes.

Rick Spielman originally brought Evans to the Vikings in 2007 and he quickly established himself as a solid backup at the nose tackle position. Many thought he should have started over Letroy Guion the last few years.

The only thing that kept the occasionally-dominating Evans from becoming a starter in Minnesota was lack of consistency. Now, with Mike Zimmer bringing a new approach to the defensive line, Evans has been let go.

Another team should quickly snap up Evans as soon as he hits the waiver wire. He is a good backup defensive tackle.

The Evans cut means Shamar Stephen is a virtual lock to make the team. Tom Johnson is also in good shape.

Evans, a bubbly character known for his breakdancing prowess, will certainly be missed in the Vikings locker room. This one is a bit of a surprise but this only reinforces the fact that there’s a new regime in town.

Want proof that Mike Zimmer isn’t Leslie Frazier, just look at the list of Frazier-era mainstays who are now gone.

Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Fred Evans, Jamarca Sanford, Mistral Raymond, Chris Cook, Letroy Guion, Erin Henderson…all history.