Vikings cut WR Thielen after 10 years with home-state team

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have released wide receiver Adam Thielen for salary cap relief. The move ends a remarkable 10-year run with his home-state team as an undrafted underdog. Thielen was carrying the second-largest cap hit on the club behind quarterback Kirk Cousins. The move will stick the Vikings with more than $13.5 million in dead money for 2023. It created $6.4 million in additional space. Thielen made the team out of a rookie tryout camp in 2013 after playing at Division II Minnesota State. He has 55 receiving touchdowns for the third most in Vikings history.