Vikings waive kicker Cortez

Updated: October 28, 2003, 4:52 PM ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings waived kickoff specialist Jose Cortez on Tuesday.

Cortez was signed Oct. 17 to relieve Aaron Elling of his kickoff duties while the rookie recovered from back spasms. Elling continued to handle field goals and extra points, and he was healthy enough this week for the Vikings to let go of Cortez.

The team will decide Wednesday how to fill his roster spot, probably by activating running back Michael Bennett, coach Mike Tice said. Bennett is ...

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