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Vikings waive McLeod Bethel-Thompson

Posted by: Chip Scoggins under Vikings players, Vikings quarterbacks Updated: October 8, 2013 - 2:54 PM

The Vikings waived No. 3 quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson on Tuesday to make room for Josh Freeman.

Bethel-Thompson seemed like an obvious choice because it's hard to imagine the team carrying four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster.

Bethel-Thompson has practice squad eligibility so he could return if he clears waivers. The Vikings would love to retain Bethel-Thompson on the practice squad so they can continue to develop him. He has a strong arm but he's still pretty raw after missing a lot of playing time in college because of various injuries.

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