Vikings waive rookie tight end Leonard

  • Article by: MATT VENSEL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 6, 2014 - 2:45 PM

The Vikings announced this afternoon that they have waived rookie tight end AC Leonard.

Leonard, who signed as a rookie free agent after he went undrafted out of Tennessee State, flashed potential as a pass-catcher during spring workouts and early in training camp. But he left practice last Wednesday with what head coach Mike Zimmer described as a headache and hadn’t practiced since.

Zimmer has said the Vikings were putting Leonard through medical tests to determine a diagnosis and did not rule out a concussion. Now the team has waived him, though if he clears he could revert to injured reserve if the Vikings gave him a waive/injured designation.

The roster move leaves the Vikings with five tight ends on their 90-man roster: Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison, Chase Ford, Allen Reisner and Mike Higgins. Ford remains on the PUP list after suffering a stress fracture on his right foot. He had been out of a walking boot, but it was back on this morning.

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