EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Tight end Byron Chamberlain returned Monday from a four-game suspension for using ephedra, only to be released by the Minnesota Vikings because he wasn't in good enough shape.
For violating the league's policy on banned substances this summer, Chamberlain wasn't allowed to practice or even be at the team's facility. He spent the month working out in Arizona, but coach Mike Tice had said the team would treat him like a free agent when he came back.
Chamberlain had a complete physical and went through several conditioning tests Monday. He declined comment as he left Winter Park in the afternoon.
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