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Teams says RB Bennett will miss opener

Updated: August 30, 2004, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Brock Lesnar won't be the next big thing in the NFL -- at least not this year.

Lesnar, the former pro wrestling star who hadn't played football in nine years, was cut by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday. The team also said injured running back Michael Bennett will miss the season opener.

Lesnar developed faster than expected and impressed his teammates with hard work. But his lack of football experience -- combined with minimal playing time and a painful ...

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