The Vikings have waived wide receiver Kain Colter and guard Jesse Somsel.

Colter, best known for leading the charge for the Northwestern football team to unionize, spent last season on the Vikings’ practice squad as he tried to make the conversion from college quarterback to NFL receiver.

Somsel apparently failed to impress at last weekend’s rookie minicamp after he was signed as a rookie free agent out of Saginaw Valley State.

The moves opened up a pair of roster spots, one of which has already been claimed by former Gophers wide receiver Isaac Fruechte, who signed today.

Fruechte only caught 18 passes for the Gophers last season. He was a prep star at Caledonia High School, where he won two state titles. The Winona Daily News caught up to Fruechte before the rookie camp last weekend in this story.

Fruechte was one of a bunch of tryout guys at Winter Park over the weekend competing to be the next Adam Thielen.

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