Minnesota Vikings release running back Brandon Ross
By Adam Carlson
The Minnesota Vikings made a couple of transactions today, signing former Eagles defensive tackle Travis Raciti and releasing running back Brandon Ross.
It is that time of year when teams will be making a lot of adjustments to their roster in order to hopefully put together the best roster possible for training camp and preseason. Because of that many transactions are often made to assemble as much talent as possible.
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One of those kinds of transactions were made by the Minnesota Vikings today according to the team’s official website, as they signed former Philadelphia Eagles and San Jose State defensive tackle Travis Raciti. Raciti spent last season on the Eagles practice squad after being signed by Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft.
In college, Raciti played 49 games and started 45 of those and earned a two-time all-conference nod. Now, the Minnesota Vikings will look to continue the growth and development of the defensive tackle and hope that the can make a name for himself this preseason for the Vikings.
To make room for Raciti, Minnesota released running back Brandon Ross. Ross was a standout rusher for the Maryland Terrapins, where he accumulated 2,543 yards on the ground and even recorded one game of 250 rushing yards. Ross should get another look from a different NFL team, as he clearly has the talent to be on a team’s roster this preseason.
Sadly, it was just two days ago that the Vikings released an article on their official website to get fans excited about Ross, discussing five of the most interesting things about the young man. To make things worse, the article has now been deleted, but the link to the page still exists.
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Best of luck to running back Brandon Ross on his future endeavors, as he seemed to be one of the players fans seemed to be rooting for this preseason to stick around on the practice squad. However, that journey will need to be changed, as it appears his opportunity will not be with the Minnesota Vikings.