Vikings release wide receiver, Minnesota native Adam Thielen

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Minnesota Vikings' Adam Thielen catches a touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in December. On Friday, the Vikings released Thielen, a Minnesota native and fan favorite.
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Updated 3:17 p.m.

The Minnesota Vikings have released wide receiver Adam Thielen, a Minnesota native who rose from undrafted hopeful to NFL fame, as part of the team’s off-season effort to remake its roster.

Thielen played college football at Minnesota State University Mankato after graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 2008. He made the Vikings team after a tryout and over a decade became one of the team’s all-time best receivers.

Thielen ranks third in Vikings franchise history in receptions and receiving touchdowns.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Thielen was waived after he and the Vikings could not come to an agreement on a pay cut.

It's the latest move by the Vikings to clear room under the NFL salary cap. Earlier this week the team released another fan favorite, longtime linebacker Eric Kendricks.

Following the Thielen news Friday, the Vikings also announced the team has waived cornerback Cameron Dantzler.

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