Rick Spielman releases a long-time Rick Spielman favorite: Sage Rosenfels. tinyurl.com/98pno8o— Pioneer Press (@VikingsNow) September 1, 2012
Despite cutting Rosenfels, the Vikings still owe him his $500,000 base salary for the 2012 season along with a $50,000 "workout bonus." Letting go of Rosenfels means that the Vikings will enter the season with Christian Ponder, Joe Webb and McLeod Bethel-Thompson as their quarterbacks.
Rosenfels has spent nine years in the NFL, but has not thrown a pass in a regular season game since Week 13 of the 2008 season as a member of the Houston Texans.