Minnesota Vikings Cut Former 1st Round Pick

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The Minnesota Vikings have gotten rid of some notable players from their roster this offseason.

They released Dalvin Cook after unsuccessfully trying to trade him.

They traded Za’Darius Smith to the Browns.

Minnesota has been expected to release former 1st round pick Jaelen Raegor, who was infamously drafted ahead of Justin Jefferson, but the cut hasn’t come yet.

Instead, it is another former 1st round receiver that will no longer be a member of the Minnesota Vikings.

Today, the team announced that they are cutting N’Keal Harry.

Harry has been a pretty big disappointment in the NFL.

After being drafted 32nd overall by the New England Patriots back in 2019, Harry was never able to make an impact for the team.

He played in just 7 games as a rookie, making 12 catches for 105 yards.

His 2nd year was better. He brought those numbers up to 33 catches for 309 yards in 14 games.

Unfortunately, that was the best it ever got for him and the Patriots ended up trading him to the Bears a year later.

His move to the Bears was supposed to give him a chance to revive his career as he wasn’t facing much competition for a role on the team.

That role never really materialized for Harry.

He ended up playing in just 7 games for the Bears and made only 7 catches for 116 yards in those games.

After spending much of this offseason as a free agent, he was finally able to latch on with the Vikings a few weeks ago, but it seems he wasn’t able to make enough of an impression during the preseason to hold on to a roster spot.

At this point, N’Keal Harry is probably going to have a hard time finding another team to sign him as most teams around the league have likely given up on him ever living up to his potential.