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Updated: August 29th, 2011 8:49am
Vikings waive Rhett Bomar, nine others to reach 80-man limit

Vikings waive Rhett Bomar, nine others to reach 80-man limit

by Tom Pelissero
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Rhett Bomar's mess of a preseason with the Minnesota Vikings is over.

The Vikings waived their fourth-string quarterback and nine others one day before the deadline for trimming the roster to 80 players.

Also waived were: defensive back Chris Adingupu, offensive lineman Conan Amituanai, tight end Ed Barham, defensive back Simeon Castille, linebacker Jonathan Gilmore, receiver Andre Holmes, linebacker Kyle O'Donnell, place-kicker Nate Whitaker and defensive tackle Colby Whitlock.

Bomar, 26, entered training camp as a long shot for the roster, with Donovan McNabb, Joe Webb and rookie Christian Ponder entrenched as the top three quarterbacks. On Aug. 7, Bomar was arrested and booked for drunk driving near downtown Mankato, where the Vikings were holding training camp.

Coach Leslie Frazier and teammates expressed support for Bomar, who apologized for what he called "an unfortunate situation." He remained on the roster for another three weeks but got few snaps in practice and none in the preseason.

The final cutdown to 53 players is on Saturday.

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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