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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Eden Prairie, MN - One day after clearing some cap space and parting ways with injury plagued tight end John Carlson the Vikings have made a few more moves.
Already armed with loads of cap space, the Vikings announced via their official twitter account that they have released DT Letroy Guion and wide receiver Greg Childs.
The #Vikings have released WR Greg Childs and DT Letroy Guion.— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 6, 2014
Guion, a 5th round pick by the Vikings back in 2008, spent a majority of the past two seasons starting at nose tackle but never seemed to completely figure it out. As I learned from Coach Zimmer at today's film session, the nose tackle may be the single most important player in Zimmer's defensive scheme and with options on the free agent market, Guion was just not going to cut it.
Unfortunately, we all remember Greg Childs from his horrific double knee injury during Vikings training camp 2012. Sadly, Childs road to a comeback will not be completed here in Minnesota. Childs was a 4th round selection by the Vikings in 2012.
With yesterday's Carlson move and today's clearing, the Vikings will be left with just over $41 million in cap space to work with when Free Agency opens next Tuesday.
Aj Mansour covers Minnesota Sports for KFAN.com. Feel free to leave comments and questions regarding this post in the space provided below. For Vikings updates and breaking Vikings news, follow Aj on Twitter. @AjKFAN