Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A two-time graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Vikings cut Childs
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Childs tore the patellar tendon in both knees Saturday at training camp in Mankato, Minn.
FAYETTEVILLE Former Arkansas receiver Greg Childs was released from his contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday after never playing a game in the NFL.
Childs, a fourth round pick in the 2012 draft, tore both patellar tendons in his knees during training camp his rookie season and has spent the last two years on injured reserve and the physically unable to perform list. The Vikings cut Childs to make salary cap room before the NFL's free agency period begins next week.
Childs had suffered the same knee injury as a junior at Arkansas and could find it difficult to find his way onto another NFL roster. USA Today quoted a friend of Childs' on Friday who stated he "was going to keep playing. The guy's determined to do it all the way."