Matt Vensel is in his first year at the Star Tribune after covering the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun for six years. He is a Pittsburgh native and a Penn State grad. Follow him at @mattvensel.


Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.


Master Tesfatsion is the Star Tribune’s digital Vikings writer. He is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State and worked for mlb.com before arriving in Minneapolis. Follow him at @masterstrib.


Bernard Berrian issues statement on his exit from the Vikings

Posted by: under Vikings, Bernard Berrian Updated: October 25, 2011 - 6:51 PM

Bernard Berrian's time in Minnesota ended Tuesday. He was waived by the franchise and replaced on the active roster by rookie Stephen Burton.

The Vikings will be on the hook to pay Berrian approximately $1.1 million, the remainder of his salary for this season, unless another team claims him off waivers.

Berrian had only seven catches for 91 yards this season and was declared inactive for the Vikings' games against Arizona and Green Bay. On his way out of town, he posted a thankful statement on his website.

“I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of the Minnesota Vikings organization for the past three-and-a-half years,” Berrian said. “I can’t say enough about my teammates and the experience I have had here in Minnesota. I view this as an opportunity to grow as a player and to bring strengths to a new organization. I am eager to begin the next stage in my career and excited about the opportunity to continue my journey with a new team.”

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