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Bernard Berrian | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/27/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (78) / CHI
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According to ESPN 1500 Twin Cities, Bernard Berrian was released by the Vikings because not only did he not care about improving, he never even feigned interest in the team.
It wasn't just that Berrian missed team meetings and gave little effort on the field. He also had a reputation for being more interested in "fashion and celebrity status" than football. A former teammate said he'd be willing to bet that Berrian didn't even know the names of several current Vikings players. Even if teams were willing to overlook Berrian's declining athleticism, his attitude is a major turnoff. Fri, Oct 28, 2011 08:37:00 AM

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Former Vikings WR Bernard Berrian went unclaimed on waivers, and is now a free agent.

Unsurprisingly, no one was interested in picking up the remainder of Berrian's 2011 salary after he made just seven catches for 91 yards in five games for the Vikings. He may draw free-agent interest with the Vikings now on the hook for the rest of the salary, but his odds of coming into fantasy value down the stretch are nill.
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 05:49:00 PM

Bears GM Jerry Angelo said he isn't interested in bringing back free agent WR Bernard Berrian.

Berrian was drafted by the Bears in the 2004 third round and caught 150 balls for them over four seasons. But an unprofessional attitude combined with highly unproductive play means a reunion isn't happening. The Bears appear content to roll with Devin Hester and Roy Williams as their starting wideouts.
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 12:27:00 PM

Vikings waived WR Bernard Berrian.

Berrian's off-field antics far outweighed his on-field production. He was a healthy scratch in Week 5 for missing meetings and was inactive again last Sunday. When in uniform, Berrian was among the least productive receivers in the NFL, catching just seven passes for 91 yards in five games despite seeing 23 targets. The Vikings will go forward with Percy Harvin, Michael Jenkins and Devin Aromashodu as their top three wideouts. Berrian is now subject to waivers as the trade deadline has passed.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 12:33:00 PM

Embattled Vikings WR Bernard Berrian met with coach Leslie Frazier Monday, and a decision on his future with the team is expected by Tuesday.

Berrian has declined to go into detail about why he was a healthy scratch Sunday, but Frazier claimed Monday the move was not made for disciplinary reasons. With just seven catches for 91 yards in five games, it seems more likely than not the Vikings will decide Berrian isn't worth the headache and grant him his walking papers.
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 04:07:00 PM

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says Bernard Berrian's Sunday deactivation was not for disciplinary reasons.

"(It was) just a decision that I made that we'll probably get into later on in the week," Frazier said. Berrian's deactivation came just one week after he caught a season-high five passes against the Bears. It's looking increasingly possible that Berrian has played his final game in a Vikings uniform.
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 11:44:00 AM

Bernard Berrian, a healthy scratch for Week 7, hinted after Sunday's game that his days with the Vikings are numbered.

Berrian's name was originally on the lineup card only to be scratched out and replaced by Michael Jenkins. Neither Berrian nor coach Leslie Frazier would divulge the reasons for his benching, but all Vikings beat writers walked away from a post-game session with Berrian believing he would be released in the near future. He's certainly not worth the headache at 18 yards per game.
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 08:18:00 PM

Bernard Berrian told FOX's Pam Oliver Sunday that he's been "led to believe" his latest benching was again the result of infractions against team rules.

Berrian refused to go into detail, telling Oliver that he's not allowed to discuss the discipline. His first benching two weeks ago was the results of missed meetings, questioning his role, and getting into a spat on Twitter. The Vikings are better off with Devin Aromashodu starting anyway.
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 04:45:00 PM

Vikings declared Bernard Berrian inactive for Week 7 against the Packers.

Berrian isn't known to be injured. It looks like the Vikes have moved on to Devin Aromashodu to go with the changing of the guard at quarterback. With Chris Cook (arrest), Antoine Winfield (neck), and Jamarca Sanford (concussion) out, the Vikes are without three of four starters in the secondary against the best passing attack in the NFL. Also out for the Vikes: C John Sullivan, OL DeMarcus Love, and DL D'Aundre Reed.
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 02:46:00 PM

Bernard Berrian played 39 snaps in Sunday night's loss to the Bears.

That's 10 more snaps than Percy Harvin, for those keeping score at home. Berrian actually played his best game of the year, but still managed to embarrass himself with a horrible drop on a third-down play early in the game. Regardless, the Vikings obviously have no interest in benching Berrian and promoting Devin Aromashodu (21 snaps).
Tue, Oct 18, 2011 09:36:00 AM

Bernard Berrian had five receptions for 54 yards in the Vikings' Week 6 loss to the Bears.

Leslie Frazier continues to stay committed to Berrian despite the plethora of reasons not to. With just two catches for 37 yards entering tonight and backup-quality talent, Berrian should be nowhere near fantasy lineups. Devin Aromashodu was invisible with just two targets and nothing to show for it in the box score.
Mon, Oct 17, 2011 12:06:00 AM

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Friday that he'll continue to use Bernard Berrian with the first-team offense.

"We still view (Berrian) as a starter," said Frazier. "Hopefully he’ll have a big game for us on Sunday night." Berrian must look good in practice, because nothing he's done in a game suggests he's a remotely effective player. His return to the starting lineup will push Devin Aromashodu back to No. 4 receiver.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 03:05:00 PM

Bernard Berrian said Wednesday he believes he's in good standing with the Vikings.

Berrian was benched last week for missing Saturday meetings. He has also been among the league's least productive receivers on the field and got into an ugly Twitter spat with a Minnesota lawmaker. Still, the Vikings are continuing to show confidence in him. Even desperate owners can't trust Devin Aromashodu, who had 81 yards in Berrian's absence last week.
Thu, Oct 13, 2011 08:21:00 AM

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier insisted Monday that he still has confidence in Bernard Berrian after benching the wide deceiver in Sunday's win over Arizona.

"We fully expect Bernard to help our football team, be successful in 2011 and look forward to him making a major contribution," said Frazier. Berrian was benched for missing Saturday meetings, but his performance is just as much of an issue. He shouldn't be more than a role player off the bench going forward.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 01:44:00 PM

Bernard Berrian was deactivated yesterday because he missed two team meetings Saturday, a source tells the Pioneer Press.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Berrian's benching had nothing to do with his Twitter spat involving a state lawmaker last week. "It was a disciplinary decision by me," Frazier said. Considering his brutal on-field play, Berrian is in no position to be missing meetings. The Vikings should consider rolling with Devin Aromashodu as their No. 3 wideout going forward.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 09:05:00 AM

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