Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Vikings waive kicker Cortez
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings waived kickoff
specialist Jose Cortez on Tuesday.
Cortez was signed Oct. 17 to relieve Aaron Elling of his kickoff
duties while the rookie recovered from back spasms. Elling, who
kicked for Wyoming in college, continued to handle field goals and
extra points, and he was healthy enough this week for the Vikings
to let go of Cortez.
The team will decide Wednesday how to fill his roster spot,
probably by activating running back Michael Bennett, coach Mike
Tice said. Bennett is expected to make his first appearance of the
season Sunday night against Green Bay after recovering from a
broken left foot.
Cortez, who was cut in training camp by Kansas City this year,
has also kicked for San Francisco and Washington.