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Updated: August 18th, 2010 11:04am
Vikings waive Jaymar Johnson

Vikings waive Jaymar Johnson

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- So much for Jaymar Johnson's strong preseason start.

The Minnesota Vikings waived/injured the third-year receiver on Wednesday to make room for quarterback Brett Favre, who was reinstated from the did not report list.

Johnson had two 19-yard catches in Saturday's exhibition opener at St. Louis but reportedly broke his left thumb returning a punt. Waiving him as injured is a precursor to placing him on IR and working out an injury settlement.

Logan Payne and Taye Biddle stand to get the first shots at taking over the No. 5 receiver role.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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