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Updated: June 29th, 2010 11:08am
Vikings waive QB R.J. Archer

Vikings waive QB R.J. Archer

by Tom Pelissero
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The Minnesota Vikings are down to four quarterbacks.

The team has waived R.J. Archer, leaving Brett Favre, Tarvaris Jackson, Sage Rosenfels and Joe Webb on the roster.

It's an unsurprising move, given that Archer was a long shot to make the team as an undrafted rookie from William & Mary and there was little chance the Vikings would go to training camp with five quarterbacks.

However, it's worth noting the Vikings gave Archer more snaps in minicamp than Rosenfels, who yielded second-team reps behind Jackson to Webb in Favre's absence. Archer's release lowers the already slim chances the Vikings would try to move Rosenfels before camp opens on July 30.

The roster now stands at 81 players, meaning the Vikings will have to make one more roster move before signing the rest of their draft class. As of Tuesday morning, only two of their eight picks -- fifth-round linebacker Nate Triplett and seventh-round fullback Ryan D'Imperio -- were under contract.

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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