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Vikings cut Mike Kafka

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The Minnesota Vikings announced that they have released former Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka in order to get down to the 75-player roster limit. Taylor Heinicke, an undrafted rookie out of Old Dominion, appears to have beaten out Kafka for the third-string job behind Teddy Bridgewater and Shaun Hill. Kafka had a strong start to the preseason, but increasingly lost out on reps to Heinicke as the preseason progressed.