Vikings Part Ways with Veteran RB Once Again
The Minnesota Vikings have decided to make another roster move in the aftermath of their Week 3 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Minnesota and veteran RB Myles Gaskin have had a bit of a strange relationship to begin the season. The Vikings signed Gaskin prior to Week 1, released him ahead of the season opener, and re-signed him again following the loss to Tampa Bay.
This was presumably to ensure that Gaskin’s full salary wouldn’t be guaranteed for the season, but then on Tuesday afternoon, the Vikings made the decision to release Gaskin yet again.
Vikings Release Veteran RB Myles Gaskin
The Minnesota Vikings themselves announced the move, tweeting, “The #Vikings have released RB Myles Gaskin.”
Gaskin, 26, spent the four years of his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins, who selected him in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Over the course of his time with the Dolphins, the RB appeared in 38 games and made 17 starts.
In those games, Gaskin totaled 361 carries for 1355 yards and 7 rushing TDs. He also added 101 receptions for 701 yards and 6 receiving TDs. The RB spent his first three seasons playing for current Vikings defensive coordinator Brian Flores from 2019-2021.
The RB didn’t get much of an opportunity in Miami during 2022 as he was buried behind Raheem Mostert, Chase Edmonds, and Jeff Wilson by the end of the season.
Heading into Week 4, the running back hits free agency once again, able to sign with any team. During his time with the Vikings, he played two snaps on the special teams in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he did not appear in any snaps against the Chargers last weekend.
Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.