Hutchinson, Herrera, Griffin let go by Vikings

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 10, 2012 - 9:28 PM

Releasing the veterans now frees up salary cap money for Tuesday's opening of the free-agent market.

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ActTwoMar. 10, 12 6:29 PM

Old players get older with every game, young players get better.

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dutch01Mar. 10, 12 6:46 PM

i dont like to see Hutch go, but it was the right thing to do. I hope they tried to restructure the contract, but were unable...he would still be a good guy to have around at the right price. good luck, Hutch.

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sblodenMar. 10, 12 7:06 PM

Now if we could just cut the most antiquated player on the vikings......The Dome!

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purplegimpMar. 10, 12 7:08 PM

Griffin is a complete bum and a major liability in the defensive backfield. Letting Hutchinson go will make the vikings horrible o-line even worse, 5-12 is the best the vikings can hope for in 2012 because no high profile free-agents want to play for this loser jinxed franchise that has not won a Super Bowl / World Championship in it's entire 52 year (and counting) and never will.

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Pelican54Mar. 10, 12 7:36 PM

This is going to be interesting. Will the cuts result in some decent free agent signings or will the Vikings management mess this up? Stay tuned.

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HuggarhMar. 10, 12 7:44 PM

Hutch was a excellent left guard no doubt! He will be missed. Herrera was terrible. Griffin may find a home somewhere in the league. Now spend some money sign Landry, Nicks and a possible corner. I would like to Colston in Minnesota as well.

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ddellwoMar. 10, 12 7:45 PM

I can't disagree with any of the cuts -- time for them to move on and the Vikes to move on. Hutch can probably go catch on with a contender for the last few years of his career -- good for him! Herrera will also get picked up by someone and continue his career -- albeit at a more reasonable price tag.

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jfrostMar. 10, 12 7:54 PM

Hutch was an awesome player in his prime and a class act. Herrera and Griffin are mostly forgettable. I hope we can fill some big holes through the draft and free agency - OL, CB, WR, S, and LB. I'm not a fan of Spielman, but I'm hoping for the best.

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morgan54231Mar. 10, 12 8:03 PM

I'm sorry purplegimp but since when has the league expanded to 17 games in a season? I heard they were opting for 18 but that hasn't even happened out. 4-12 or 5-11 is what you mean. Not 5-12. SKOL!

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nrein2000Mar. 10, 12 8:03 PM

Ponder is going to get destroyed

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