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Minnesota Vikings Release WR Michael Jenkins

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In what will most likely be the first of many changes to the team’s wide receiver roster, the Minnesota Vikings released veteran Michael Jenkins Monday.

Jenkins, 30, was due a $2.425 million roster bonus soon, but the Vikings apparently did not want to pay that, so they terminated his contract, saving cap space. The Vikings officially announced the move Tuesday morning.

The 6-foot-4, 214-pound receiver had 40 regular season receptions, 449 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a good game in the Vikings one playoff game, with three receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown.

The move leaves wide receivers Percy Harvin, Stephen Burton, Greg Childs, Chris Summers, and Jarius Wright on the roster, with soon-to-be unrestricted free agents Jerome Simpson’s and Devin Aromashodu’s 2013 status still unclear.

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