The Vikings have waived rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman, per a club announcement. The move will make room for new wide receiver Dede Westbrook, who agreed to a deal over the weekend. Twyman will revert to the non-football injury list if he clears waivers.
Twyman was shot four times in Washington D.C. earlier this summer. Fortunately, the Pitt product is expected to make a full recovery, but the incident will keep him off the field for the time being. No surgery was required, but his “superficial, exit wounds” prompted the Vikings to put him on the non-football injury list.
“He walked himself into the hospital. He was an innocent bystander in a car — wrong place, wrong time,” agent Drew Rosenhaus said. “They did X rays, there are no broken bones, no ligament damage. I spoke to his father, he’s going to be OK. And I informed the Vikings of everything that is going on and how he is.”
The Vikings drafted Twyman in the sixth round at No. 199 overall. In his two years at Pitt, the 21-year-old notched 57 tackles and eleven sacks.
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