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Locke released by Vikings

In an odd twist to yesterday’s good news, former Kentucky running back Derrick Locke was released by the Vikings today after failing his physical.  Locke, who was projected as high as a third round pick by some services in the 2011 NFL Draft, went undrafted after teams became concerned with a neck injury.  No word yet as to why Locke failed the physical, but that would seem to be the logical assumption.  Tough break for the young man.  Hopefull he’ll catch on with someone else before the season starts.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

11 Comments for Locke released by Vikings

  1. Big Cat
    3:49 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    I always liked Locke since day one. That is really a tough blow for someone who I think can have a solid NFL career. Here is to hoping he can join a team, maybe this time a team that doesnt have Adrian Pete as a starter

  2. Tobias Funke
    3:53 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    If the Vikings’ doctors wouldn’t clear him it will be a red flag to everyone else. Sadly, I’m afraid he’ll never suit up in the NFL. Damn.

  3. Leggoo…

  4. Cat Fan 1970
    4:11 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    If you fail one you pretty much fail them all. So sorry for him. I hope he took his school work seriously becasue he will need that degree now more tha never. Maybe the physicals are less detailed in the Candian League.

  5. UKFAN#1
    5:02 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    noooo he wouldn’t sign his contract on top of failing his physical…he was out of shape

  6. Jeff Shepherd
    5:29 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    Awh, but he had the shirt and the hat…

  7. RidgeRunner
    5:36 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    2…you got it.

  8. mocha
    6:12 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    facebook derrick confirms he failed physical:

  9. wildcatchad
    6:41 pm July 27, 2011 Permalink

    His arms were too short.

    4:39 am July 28, 2011 Permalink