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Workout Updates: Tuesday

We’ll keep track of today’s workouts here..

  • Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke and former 49ers and Chiefs wide receiver Kyle Williams auditioned for the Titans, according to Adam Caplan of (on Twitter).
  • Former Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis worked out for the 49ers on Monday, according to Caplan (via Twitter).
  • Defensive end Kenny Horsley auditioned for the 49ers, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post (on Twitter).
  • The Titans worked out former rugby star Carlin Isles, quarterback Seth Lobato, Van Dyke, and Williams, according to Wilson (on Twitter). Ri’Shard Anderson was a part of the same workout and wound up getting signed to the taxi squad.
  • Washington worked out nose tackle Junior Aumavae, wide receivers Jamar Howard, Kemonte Bateman, Darius Reynolds, and Braylon Bell, quarterbacks Tajh Boyd, and Dominique Davis, defensive tackles John Drew, Lakendrick Ross, and Michael Brooks, and fullback Jordan Campbell, Wilson tweets. Washington also hosted linebacker James Gayle for a visit (link).
  • The Jaguars worked out defensive end Shawn Lemon and safety Ian Wild, according to Wilson (on Twitter).
  • The Broncos worked out punter Brock Miller, according to Wilson (on Twitter).
  • The Jets worked out wide receiver Joe Morgan, quarterback Bryn Renner, ex-CFL quarterback Eric Ward, wideout Greg Childs, quarterback Dominique Davis, linebacker Brandon Denmark, former Lions cornerback Aaron Hester, Wilson tweets.

Minicamp Invites: Vikings, Cowboys, Jaguars

We’ve been diligently documenting all the undrafted free agents signed by NFL teams in the wake of the draft, but those players – and this year’s draftees – won’t be the only participants in upcoming rookie minicamps. Other undrafted rookies and veteran free agents will get a chance to audition for roster spots on teams around the league. Here are a few updates on those players participating in minicamps on a tryout basis:

  • Several local players, including former Minnesota tackle Roland Johnson, are participating in the Vikings‘ minicamp this week, writes Mark Craig of the Star-Tribune.
  • The Cowboys signed 24 rookie free agents to deals earlier this week, and the team will also have another 15 invitees in camp auditioning for roster spots, according to Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News, who provides the full list of players.
  • 27 minicamp invitees will be working out for the Jaguars, tweets John Oehser of Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun adds (via Twitter) that veterans Brian Price, Antoine Caldwell, and Greg Childs will be among the players in attendance.
  • While he doesn’t yet have a full list of participants in the Seahawks‘ minicamp, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times adds a few names to Seattle’s group of players trying out.

Vikings Cut Letroy Guion, Greg Childs

2:39pm: The Vikings have officially cut Guion, as well as wide receiver Greg Childs, the team announced (via Twitter). Childs never appeared in a regular season game for the club.

1:30pm: The Vikings are expected to create cap savings by releasing defensive tackle Letroy Guion, a source tells Adam Caplan of (Twitter link). Caplan reported yesterday that the team may ask Guion to take a pay cut to reduce his cap number, but it appears the longtime Viking will be cut instead.

Guion, 26, has a 2014 base salary worth $3.95MM and a total cap number of $4.3MM. By releasing Guion and getting out of the final year of his contract, the Vikings would create $4MM in cap savings.

While Guion has started 28 games for Minnesota over the last two seasons, he was only a part-timer for the club, appearing in about a third of the Vikings’ defensive snaps in 2013. In addition to not playing all that often, Guion didn’t perform particularly well when he did play, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). PFF’s grades have the former fifth round pick ranked 60th out of 69 qualified defensive tackles last season.

If and when the Vikings cut Guion, it will increase the size of the defensive tackle hole the team needs to fill this offseason. Veterans Kevin Williams and Fred Evans are both eligible for unrestricted free agency, leaving Sharrif Floyd as the only player still under contract who saw significant time at the DT position in 2013.