Report: Bernard Berrian Goes Unclaimed, Becomes A Free Agent
"Former Vikings WR Bernard Berrian went unclaimed on waivers. Now a free agent," Schefter tweeted.
Berrian came to the Vikings as a free agent in 2008, signing a deal with a reported $16 million in guaranteed money. He responded with a strong season, averaging over 20 yards per reception, but he struggled with injuries the following year and his production began to dip. In 2010 Berrian suffered one of his worst years as a pro, catching just 28 passes for 252 yards, and in 2011 he clashed with head coach Leslie Frazier and found himself on his team's inactive list twice in just seven games before ultimately being released. Had a team claimed Berrian off waivers, they would have been responsible for his entire annual salary. He now becomes a free agent, and can negotiate a contract with any team.