The Minnesota Vikings have waived defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Vikings waived their sixth round draft pick Monday to make room for receiver DeDe Westbrook. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
To make room for newly signed WR DeDe Westbook, the #Vikings announced they waived sixth-round draft pick Jaylen Twyman because of a non-football injury. He was recently shot 4 times (story here: https://t.co/uoJjedgoVz)
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2021
Man, Twyman has had a terrible run of luck lately. The dude got shot four times a little more than a month ago, and now he’s out of a job.
Imagine getting hit by four bullets shortly after getting drafted into the NFL and then getting waived about a month later.
Vikings’ rookie DT Jaylen Twyman was shot four times while visiting an aunt in Washington DC. “Wrong place, wrong time,” said his agent Drew Rosenhaus. “In talking to him today, he’s going to be OK – that’s all that matters. We’re thankful he’s OK. He will make a full recovery.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2021
I certainly hope the Vikings cut him off a bit of cash. He wasn’t doing anything wrong when he was shot. It was a classic case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
That bad luck has now cost him his job in the NFL. Hopefully, it didn’t cost him all of his money.
TRIPLE SHOOTING: 300 Bl. of 50th St. N.E. MPD on scene investigating 3 individuals shot. These individuals were found in various locations in this area. One was Vikings pick Jaylen Twyman ALL WILL SURVIVE H/t @RSprouseNews @RealTimeNews10 pic.twitter.com/N1cYBEctMr
— Killmoenews (@Killmoenews1) June 21, 2021
I just can’t imagine being drafted into the NFL, getting shot multiple times and then being released all over the course of a few months. How much worse could a person’s luck get?
The Vikings have waived 6th round DT Jaylen Twyman with a non-football injury designation.
Twyman, who was shot four times earlier this summer in Washington, D.C., will revert to the non-football injury list should he clear waivers.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 26, 2021
Hopefully, he gets another crack in the league. You’d never want to see someone’s career end like this.