Mistral Raymond, Derek Cox among Vikings' first round of cuts
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings are parting ways with safety Mistral Raymond and cornerback Derek Cox as they slim the roster down to 75 players.
The Vikings also cut tight end Kory Sperry, receiver Ty Walker, receiver Erik Lora, receiver Andy Cruse, defensive end Tyler Scott, defensive end Jake Snyder, tackle Kevin Murphy, safety Brandan Bishop, receiver Kamar Jorden, cornerback Robert Steeples, defensive tackle Kheeston Randall, and tackle Pierce Burton, per 1500ESPN.com contributor Darren Wolfson.
Raymond started 10 games at safety for the Vikings since he was drafted in the sixth round (170th overall) in 2011. He was waived with an injury designation.
The Vikings decided to cut Cox after signing him to a one-year deal in March. Cox was cut from San Diego last year after one season into a four-year, $20 million deal.
Tight end Chase Ford, who has been on the physically unable to perform list since late July with a broken foot, has passed his physical.
The Vikings have one more cut to make before Tuesday at 3 p.m. CT as Ford already counted against the roster limit.