By: Tim Yotter |

Center John Sullivan was released Tuesday as the Minnesota Vikings trimmed their roster to 75 players by the 3 p.m deadline.


Sullivan, a sixth-round draft pick in 2008 who had started 93 of the 109 regular-season games played in his Vikings career, lost out in the battle for the starting spot to Joe Berger, who replaced Sullivan last year when Sullivan was lost for the season with two back surgeries.

“Our entire organization appreciates everything that John Sullivan has done for this franchise,” General Manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. “Sullivan led our team, not only with how he played the game, but also with how he handled himself in our community. We wish John Sullivan and his family nothing but the best as they move forward.”

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