The Minnesota Vikings released Michael Jenkins on Tuesday (March 5) to save $3.25 million. Jenkins was set to make a salary of $825,000 and a roster bonus of $2.425 million according to a report from ESPN.
Jenkins tallied 40 catches for 449 yards and two touchdowns during the 2012 NFL season, showing that he does have value. It is likely that he will get picked up by another team, but it's also possible that the Vikings bring him back at a discounted rate for next year.
This move definitely doesn't help the Vikings very much unless the team is seeking to draft heavy on wide receivers. The team has absolutely no depth at the position, so seeking a trade or finding a big body in free agency is also possible.
For fantasy football, the release of Michael Jenkins doesn't seem to have a huge impact. He was a fringe player in deeper leagues and will remain that way no matter what team he signs with. Look for Jenkins to latch on as a third or fourth option on a team with a high-level quarterback that needs more receiver depth.
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