Minnesota Vikings: 6th round pick Tyrus Thompson waived (Report)


The Minnesota Vikings reportedly have waived 2015 6th round draft pick OT Tyrus Thompson off injured reserved.

Andrew Krammer of 1500ESPN reports that Thompson was waived without an injury settlement.

Thompson was supposedly battling for a roster spot when he left the final preseason game with a possible concussion. The rookie went into the concussion protocol after that game and the lack of injury settlement indicates that he ultimately passed his concussion tests.

An Oklahoma product, Thompson was initially put into the starting right guard competition by Vikings coaches but he quickly fell out of that particular mix.

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Some pretty bad early preseason performances put Thompson even further behind, but he still had a slight chance to make the team going into the final exhibition.

The Vikings ultimately would move on not only from Thompson after that last preseason game, they would part ways with several backup offensive linemen including the beloved Babatunde Aiyegbusi.

The Vikings’ O-line depth was so weak after preseason that they were forced to make a trade with San Diego to acquire backup Jeremiah Sirles.

Thompson becomes just the first of the Vikings’ 10 2015 draft picks to be let go. 6th rounder B.J. DuBose was waived after final cuts but came back to the practice squad.

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