Minnesota Vikings: Tyrus Thompson finds cut day ‘stressful’
By Adam Carlson
This time of year is very stressful for many young players in the NFL. With cut days rapidly approaching, there are many young players, even draft picks, that could find themselves without a job in the NFL going into the regular season. This is the also the case for Minnesota Vikings sixth round draft pick Tyrus Thompson.
For the most part, Thompson has been a but of a disappointment. The team has been trying to find a role for him along the offensive line, most recently trying him at left guard during Saturday’s preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. He is hoping that he has made a good enough impression on the Minnesota Vikings to either make the team or land a spot on the practice squad.
In a recent interview on the Star Tribune website, Tyrus Thompson spoke of the stress that surround players around this time and why he is feeling the crunch.
"Jul 27, 2015; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tackle Tyrus Thompson (72) walks to drills at training camp at Minnesota State University. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports“I’ve always been a person who tries to control what I can control. I’m not going to lie: Are things stressful? Yeah, I have two kids and a wife. It’s definitely stressful. But you can only control what you can control and do your best.”"
Tyrus Thompson is like many aspiring NFL players hoping to latch on with a team during this time. While he’s right, and that the decision as to who will stay and who will go is out of his hands now, his opportunity to make a good final impression on the Minnesota Vikings may have already come to an end.
"“I mean, there other guys who have kids. I’m not in college any more. But I think everyone feels the heat up on them a little with a few exceptions. T.J. [Clemmings] is in a good spot. Trae [Waynes] being a first-round guy, he’s in a good spot. But again, I’m just trying to control what I can control.”"
NFL rosters must be reduced to 75 players on Monday and then reduced to 53 by Saturday. We’ll keep you up to date on Minnesota Vikings cuts and transactions as well as we can here on The Viking Age, so stay tuned for more details.
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