|Jerome Simpson officiall rejoined the Vikings on Thursday after serving a three-game suspension for violation of the team's substance abuse policy. (US Presswire)|
The Vikings released TE Allen Reisner on Thursday to make room for WR Jerome Simpson, who was added to the roster on Monday, following his three-game suspension for violating the team's substance abuse policy.
Reisner's release leaves the team with only three tight ends on the roster: Kyle Rudolph, John Carlson and Rhett Ellison (who is listed as a fullback but has played tight end for the team).
The loss hurts the depth of the tight end as Carlson missed nearly the entire training camp with a sprained MCL and missed all of last season with a shoulder injury and Rudolph sat out practice this week with a quadriceps injury.
The Vikings may hope to slide Reisner through waivers and pick him back up.
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