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Monday, July 27, 2009
A Vikings roster move, but not THAT one

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

Minnesota made a roster move Monday morning, but it wasn't the one you've been waiting on.

The Vikings waived cornerback Charles Gordon, who hasn't played or practiced since dislocating his ankle last November. The team had already signed free agent Karl Paymah to replace Gordon as its primary nickel back, and as of now veteran Benny Sapp and rookie Asher Allen are set to compete for the dime back position.

As Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune points out, the Vikings now have 81 players on their roster. That's one over the NFL limit, meaning they'll have to make room for first-round draft pick Percy Harvin and second-round choice Phil Loadholt when they sign contracts. And another for Hewhoshallnotbenamed, if and when it comes to that.