Vikings confirm Bernard Berrian's release, promote Stephen Burton
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The Minnesota Vikings promoted a receiver from their practice squad to replace Bernard Berrian -- but not the obvious choice.
Burton, 21, was drafted in the seventh-round pick out of West Texas A&M as a height-weight-speed product. But he struggled badly in training camp, memorably batting down a pass in a Hail Mary drill, and was waived in the final round of cuts last month.
Arceneaux, 24, received a $75,000 signing bonus after two years as a standout in the Canadian Football League. He had an uphill battle to adjust to the NFL game following the lockout, though, and like Burton was added to the practice squad after clearing waivers.
The Vikings also announced they have terminated the practice-squad contract of end Cedric McKinley. That means there are now two open spots on the practice squad.