Vikings release cornerback Taylor to clear spot on roster

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings continued to make minor moves Tuesday, clearing roster room ahead of the team’s rookie minicamp this week.
Minnesota released cornerback Nick Taylor on Tuesday, a day after the team signed veteran cornerback Jacob Lacey in free agency. The Vikings also cut punter T.J. Conley on Monday. The team hasn’t announced its signings for the rookie minicamp next week but is close to the 90-man roster limit.
The Vikings pulled a surprising move by signing Taylor, a former basketball player, in March 2012. Taylor had played in a minor arena football league and had reportedly run a 4.30-second 40-yard dash in workouts. He was going to offer depth at cornerback and returner but suffered a shoulder injury and was placed on injured reserve in July.

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