The Vikings waived cornerback Charles Gordon today after he failed his physical, according to the Vikings.com website.
Gordon did not take part in any of the Vikings’ offseason practices after he suffered a gruesome injury to his left leg and ankle while attempting to return a punt in a game against the Green Bay Packers last November at the Metrodome. Gordon, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Vikings out of Kansas in 2006, had been serving as the team’s primary nickel back last season before the injury.
The Vikings now have 81 players on their roster and can be at 80 for the start of training camp. That means space is going to have to be made for first-round receiver Percy Harvin and second-round offensive tackle Phil Loadholt, who have yet to sign. The Vikings also will need to create room for Brett Favre if he decides to play for the team.