Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Sep 2009

Last Minute Cuts: Vikings Release Bobby Wade, Rams Release Chris Draft

A couple of surprising last-minute cuts today. The Vikings got rid of receiver Bobby Wade, which is a bit odd considering that he just restructured his contract so he would be easier to fit on the roster. They're signing Greg Lewis to replace him, although I assume Lewis is more of a fourth receiver and special teams guy. The Rams also made a surprise move by slashing starting strongside linebacker Chris Draft. That means that David Vobora, Mr. Irrelevant 2008, will now be a starter in St. Louis. So much for irrelevancy -- between Vobora and Ryan Succop, Mr. Irrelevants are going to get some serious playing time this season. For those wondering: Yes, I'm doing yet another KUBIAK update, and yes, the Draft-for-Vobora shift would drop the Rams' defensive DVOA projection a little bit.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 10 Sep 2009

6 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2009, 5:59pm by Pat (filler)


by andrew :: Thu, 09/10/2009 - 11:52am


My Loser League Team! Down in Flames!

I shoulda waited till Saturday....

Bobby Wade was the perfect Loser League WR. He always played, he'd catch what was thrown to him, usually a possession receiver who stretched nothing, you could count on him for 2-3 grabs a week, and they'd not even use him much in the red zone. I know he'd get a couple tds here and there, and writing this from memory, not looking at stats, but damn.

Berrian is still dinged up, and I didn't think the rest of their receivers were that much to write home about.

BTW if anyone posts you need to shorten the subject, which comes in automatically.

by Pat (filler) (not verified) :: Thu, 09/10/2009 - 5:59pm

Me too - I also figured Favre would tend to spread the ball a little and probably tend to prefer veteran receivers. Damn it.

by BillMoore :: Thu, 09/10/2009 - 11:55am

Nice call Bill Barnwell in MN Trib blog that Wade was the most overrated Viking.

by andrew :: Thu, 09/10/2009 - 12:12pm

I can just see Favre calling Childress over after a few practices and asking him exactly why Wade was on the team...

by Chocolate City (not verified) :: Thu, 09/10/2009 - 2:48pm

We Bear fans wondered who he had pictures of in Chicago to last as long as he did here.

It a shame that he'll be fully vested in the pension system.

by Will Allen (not verified) :: Thu, 09/10/2009 - 4:00pm

Well, he ain't much, but he is a blockin' fool, which is something when you have Adrian Peterson (the good one) in the backfield.