Vikings release CB Tae Hayes and CB Cordrea Tankersley

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With the official window for free agency right around the corner, the Vikings have wasted no time cutting back on certain contracts.

First, the team released longtime tight end Kyle Rudolph. On Friday, Minnesota announced two more roster moves: releasing both CB Tae Hayes and CB Cordrea Tankersley from their contracts.

Both Hayes and Tankersley were pretty low on the depth chart. Hayes played in one game for the Vikings. Tankersley played two games with Minnesota.

The move doesn’t clear up massive space on the 2021 salary cap, but it’s a start. The Vikings save $450,000 on the salary cap with the decision to cut the two corners, as first reported by Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.

It’s hard to say just how many cuts the team is going to have to make in order to get under 2021’s salary cap. We know what lowest total for the salary cap will look like, but we’ll have to wait and see for the exact base salary cap.