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Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has had several difficult decisions to make in his first year on the job.
The latest came this week when he led the moves to waive struggling veteran wide receiver Bernard Berrian and suspend cornerback Chris Cook without pay following a felony assault charge. In training camp, left tackle Bryant McKinnie was let go after he showed up overweight.
Frazier says he's committed to the best interests of the team and won't let other factors influence his judgment.
The Vikings are pursuing a roster exemption from the NFL for Cook, who is the fourth player on the team to be arrested since Frazier became coach.
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The Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday released wide receiver Bernard Berrian, NFL.com reported Tuesday.
Berrian was inactive despite being healthy In Week 5 and Week 7. He has missed team meetings this season and met Monday with coach Leslie Frazier.
Berrian agreed to take a pay cut to avoid being cut in preseason but has just seven catches for 91 yards.
Berrian was in his fourth...
The Minnesota Vikings have waived wide receiver Bernard Berrian.
Berrian was let go Tuesday. He had a meeting scheduled with coach Leslie Frazier, who hinted the move was coming while explaining Sunday why Berrian was on the inactive list for the second time in three games.
Berrian is a vested veteran, so the Vikings must pay him all of his $1.9 million salary unless another team...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday he has spent a lot of time recently mulling over disciplinary actions for some of his players.
Its been an uneasy time for the first-year coach deciding how to deal with six arrests of players since he had the interim tag removed from his head coach title in January. There has also been the general discontentment with...
Is Frazier doing all the right things as head coach?Olof:Leslie Frazier is absolutely doing a great job for the Vikings. He knew the time was right to end the McNabb era and give Christian Ponder his chance. And look how Ponder responded! He almost beat those durn Packers. He also made the right call getting rid of Bernard Berrian. That man was becoming a huge distraction. You can’t...
The Minnesota Vikings released embattled receiver Bernard Berrian on Tuesday, the team announced.
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Minnesota Vikings have released wide receiver Bernard Berrian. The Vikings have kept Berrian inactive lately on game days, due to issues he’s had with the coaching staff. I’m sure it won’t take long for Berrian to get picked up by an NFL team. He’s a proven veteran receiver that [...]
Deposed Vikings receiver Bernard Berrian is free to sign with any team he chooses after clearing waivers Thursday. An article about Berrian’s time in Minnesota by Tom Pelissero of espn1500.com may not help Berrian get another job. The lack of production was a problem for him, but his seeming indifference to his struggles may have…
Bernard Berrian on the way out of Minnesota.
(By Sports Network, The Sports Network) The Minnesota Vikings released wide receiver Bernard Berrian on Tuesday.Berrian had seven receptions for 91 yards in five games this season, and was inactive twice in the past three weeks.
Oh, and obviously, yeah, I can confirm Bernard Berrian has been informed he will be waived. This was building for a while.
The Hennepin County Attorneys Office has filed a felony domestic assault strangulation charge against Chris Cook.
The Vikings have released Bernard Berrian, a league source told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora, ending the curious case of the receiver who publicly fell out of favor in Minnesota.
The Vikings have a couple of distractions swirling around this week between Bernard Berrian’s release and Chris Cook’s legal troubles. Despite dealing with those incidents, their current issues aren't as much compared to last year’s distractions.
Chris Cook's arrest, Bernard Berrian's release keeps Vikings busy.