The Vikings have pulled the plug on their big Polish experiment.
Offensive tackle Babatunde Aiyebusi, who signed with the Vikings in March, announced on Facebook this morning that he has been cut.
“My purple dream ends up right here,” the 6-foot-9 tackle wrote.
Aiyegbusi had a pretty incredible story. Growing up in Poland, he didn’t play organized football until he went to college. After playing professionally in Poland and Germany, he flew to the United States to work out for scouts at a college pro day in Texas this spring. The Vikings were intrigued, so they flew him up for a workout and ultimately ended up signing him.
Last week, Aiyegbusi was still hopeful about his chances of making the team despite playing sparingly during the preseason. But the Vikings apparently informed him this morning that he would be cut.
It’s unclear if the Vikings think enough of Aiyegbusi to bring him back on their 10-player practice squad. His Facebook message, though, makes it seem like his time with the organization has come to an end.
Aiyegbusi is the eighth known player the Vikings have cut since yesterday.