The Minnesota Vikings released running back Myles Gaskin just two days before the start of the 2023 NFL season.

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Gaskin was signed by the Vikings in August after Kene Nwangwu was placed on injured reserve.

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He was expected to be the team's third running back behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison.

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However, Gaskin was not able to practice all week due to a knee injury.

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The Vikings decided to release him in order to sign another running back, Tavien Feaster.

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Despite being released, Gaskin could still play in Week 1 for the Vikings.

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He is eligible to be signed to the practice squad and then elevated to the active roster for gameday.

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Gaskin is a veteran back with experience in the NFL.

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He has rushed for 1,350 yards and 10 touchdowns in his career.

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He would be a valuable addition to the Vikings' running game if he is able to stay healthy.

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