Source: Vikings cut Tyrone McKenzie

The Minnesota Vikings have released core special-teams contributor Tyrone McKenzie, according to a league source.

McKenzie is a 6-foot-2, 245-pound former South Florida standout who has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

McKenzie was a third-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 2009, but suffered a serious knee injury.

Last season for the Vikings, he recorded 12 tackles and one forced fumble.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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