Updated: 07/23/2014 5:16 PM
Created: 07/23/2014 5:15 PM WDIO.com
By: Associated Press
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have waived defensive end Spencer Nealy and signed tight end Mike Higgins.
The move was made Wednesday.
The NFL announced two weeks ago that Nealy will be suspended for the first four games of the season for violating rules against performance-enhancing drugs. He was a member of the practice squad for six weeks last year.
In a statement distributed by the NFL Players Association after the punishment was revealed, Nealy said he took a supplement with a banned stimulant and that he took responsibility for his action.
Higgins, out of NCAA Division II Nebraska Omaha, played for New Orleans in 2011 and 2012.
The Vikings report to training camp Thursday.
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Hibbing Priest Accused of Sexual Misconduct with Minor
A Hibbing priest is in jail, facing allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor. A formal charge has not yet been filed, but documents indicate he faces a potential charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving his position of authority and a victim under the age of 16.
Harvard Author Talks Opportunity Gap in Duluth
A Harvard professor who used Duluth as a reference point for his research on opportunity gaps in America visited the Northland Wednesday.
Judge Orders Johnston, School Board to Keep Trying to Reach Settlement
A judge has ordered the Duluth School Board and the member they want to kick off to keep trying to work out a settlement. It's part of the ongoing lawsuit between Art Johnston and the Duluth School District.
Duluth Police Adopt New Way to Categorize Crime, Stop Burglaries
Duluth Police will be among the first in Minnesota to use a new system developed to lower the number of burglaries and crimes.
Letter Carriers Prepare for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Letter carriers in Duluth are preparing for their annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. The kickoff was on Wednesday at Super One. On Saturday, mail carriers will also be picking up nonperishable food items at people's homes.