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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA Former University of Montana and Chicago Bears offensive tackle Levi Horn was cut over the weekend by his current team, the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings were getting to the magic number of 75 by the Monday deadline. NFL teams were able to have 90 players on the roster this summer but had to be down to 75 by Monday. Another round of cuts come on Friday when all NFL teams have to be down to 53 players.
Levi Horn at the Kateri Center in Chicago
Levi Horn might have been a long shot to make the Vikings out of camp, but with 2 years with the Bears and now an offseason with the Vikings under his belt, Horn has a chance to be picked up by another team. If he does not end up with an NFL team Horn has a few more options to continue his career. The top chance would be the Canadian Football League, which has a lot of former NFL players on their rosters. Another option would be with an arena football team.
Levi Horn had this to say on his Facebook page:
"Thank you guys for all the support u have given me. I tried Hard for the Vikings but the creator must have a new road for me. But I couldn't be happier with my fam. It was hard to be away. I got to experience my dream an I want to spread that hope to all the youth, especially our native youth. We will see where I go from here. Thank u all."
Levi Horn's NFL career has been a 2 year rollercoaster ride. We all are hoping that his journey is not over and he continues to work towards continuing his football career.
posted August 27, 2012 4:10 pm edt