Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/27/15
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As the NFL's free agency period nears next week, the Minnesota Vikings continued to create salary-cap space Thursday. The club announced it has released both defensive tackle Letroy Guion and wide receiver Greg Childs. Guion, a 6-foot-4, 303-pound defensive tackle drafted in the fifth round by the Vikings in 2008, showed flashes at times during his pro career. The 26-year-old Florida State product recorded five career sacks in six seasons with Minnesota. Last season, Guion had 21 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble, playing largely in a run-stopping capacity. Guion played in 68 career games in Minnesota and started 28 contests over the last two seasons. Childs' departure from Minnesota is less surprising. Although the 23-year-old, 6-foot-3 receiver looked like a prototypical pass-catcher, his Vikings career never got off the ground. After getting drafted in the fourth round out of Arkansas in 2012, Childs endured a gruesome training-camp injury that August, when he leapt for a p...
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