Former Vikings to Attend NFL Veteran Combine


For the first time ever, the NFL is holding a combine for veteran players looking to score one more shot in the league (or at least get a little more camera time before they fade off into final obscurity).

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This sounds like just another made-for-TV fake event whipped up by the NFL so they have something to fill time on their network, but don’t tell that to the players hoping the event can be a springboard to an NFL contract.

The league has invited 100 veteran free agents to the event, including a bunch of players who were on the Vikings at one time or another.

Here’s a quick rundown of one-time Vikings who will be appearing at the combine:

CB Brandon Burton – a fifth round pick by the Vikings in 2011, he lasted two seasons before being dumped.

CB Kip Edwards – a UDFA out of Missouri, he spent some time on the Vikings’ practice squad in 2013.

CB Julian Posey – Vikings claimed him off waivers in June of 2014 after cutting Kip Edwards. He didn’t make it out of camp.

DE Rakim Cox – was signed as a UDFA by the Vikings in 2014 only to be cut to make room for Chris Crocker (who was himself later cut).

WR Lestar Jean – Lestar “Big Play” Jean was signed by the Vikings as a free agent last April. He was waived in June with an injured designation.

I’m not sure why you want to watch a bunch of hasbeens and never-weres run in shorts, but if you do and you’re a Vikings fan, you might want to pull for the guys listed above. Cause they used to wear the horn on their helmet. At least in practice.

The combine will be held March 22 at the Cardinals practice facility. There will be so many pulled hammies.

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