Vikings waive Cooper; add new center

September 6th, 2009 – 5:05 PM by Judd Zulgad

The Vikings final roster cutdown on Saturday left center Jon Cooper as the only undrafted rookie free agent to make the team.

But Cooper’s time on the 53-man roster proved brief. On Sunday, the Vikings waived him and signed center Kory Lichtensteiger.

Lichtensteiger (6-3, 295 pounds), a second-year player out of Bowling Green, was a fourth-round round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2008. He was placed on waivers by the Broncos on Saturday. Lichtensteiger played both guard and center at Bowling Green. Here’s the information on the Vikings website.

Lichtensteiger likely will be the top backup to starter John Sullivan at center.


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