In an expected move, the Minnesota Vikings have released wide receiver Bernard Berrian today, according to NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora.
Berrian joined the Vikings as a free agent in 2008 signing a six-year, $42 million contract. The wide receiver proved his worth in his first season with 48 receptions, averaging 20.1 yards per reception and seven touchdowns. Berrian, however, has yet to score a regular-season touchdown since 2009.
ESPN reported yesterday that Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and Berrian had a meeting and were scheduled to talk today. There was no guarantee that he would stay on the roster after being inactive for the second time in three weeks.
Berrian had said he would be willing to take a pay cut to stay with the team.
In five games this season, the receiver only had seven catches for 91 yards.