Minnesota Vikings Waive Fourth Year Cornerback Charles Gordon

Andy SmithCorrespondent IJuly 28, 2009

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 19:  Charles Gordon #41 of the Minnesota Vikings runs after the ball after he muffed it on a kick return in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 19, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they had waived Cornerback Charles Gordon.

Mainly in part to clear up the logjam at Cornerback, where the Vikings will enter Training Camp Friday, with eight.

The list includes re-signed Cedric Griffin and Antoine Winfield, as well as newly signed draft pick Asher Allen.

In just three seasons, Gordon, an undrafted rookie in 2006 out of Kansas, worked his way to become the Vikings' nickel back and primary punt returner. However, Gordon managed only to start 6 games in his three season in purple.

Gordon's 2008 season was cut short after a horrible collison during a punt return on November 9, against their NFC North division rival, the Green Bay Packers that resulted in a broken fibula bone near his ankle and severe ligleg.

He also would need surgery on his leg after suffering severe ligament damage to the broken fibula bone.

At the end of the season, Gordon told the Pioneer Press he would "defiantly" be ready for Training Camp. "We're on schedule," he said, "but we aren't rushing anything."

Gordon though, will not be making the trip down to Mankato, where the Minnesota Vikings will open Training Camp on Friday.

The Minnesota Vikings are allowed to enter camp with a 80-man roster, but are currently at 82, a number which must change before Friday.

As the Vikings also must make room for their other two remaining un-signed draft picks: first rounder Percy Harvin and second rounder Phil Loadholt.

Not to mention the Vikings will have to make another spot available for a certian 39 year old Brett Favre. If he of course, decides to join the Vikings and end his second retirement to play a 19th season in the NFL.

With Training Camp just four days away, the Vikings have little time to spare on their way to 80.

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