Nov 20, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings receiver Michael Jenkins (84) is tackled by Oakland Raiders players Trevor Scott (91) , Matt Giordano (27) , Michael Huff (24) and Lito Sheppard (21) at the Metrodome. The Raiders defeated the Vikings 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings Release Michael Jenkins

After shutting down rumors of possibly trading Percy Harvin, the Minnesota Vikings have decided to release a different wide receiver, Michael Jenkins.

Jenkins who was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons 29th overall in the 2004 draft, spent 7 years with the Atlanta Falcons from 2004-2010 before moving onto the Minnesota Vikings for 2 seasons.

He was scheduled to make $2.425 million for this season before the Vikings decided to cut ties.

Last season, Jenkins only started 8 out of 16 games, pulling in 40 receptions for 449 yards and 2 touchdowns. While in his career he has a total of 354 receptions, 4,427 receiving yards and 25 receiving touchdowns.

Although he is 30 years old, Michael Jenkins should be picked up by another team sometime during free agency. He can still some what be a threat, could definitely give some balance to a team looking to spread the ball around the field.

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