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Bobby Wade takes a pay cut

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When he wasn't stirring up controversy in Chicago this past offseason, Vikings receiver Bobby Wade was apparently busy making himself expendable.

The former Bear is taking a pay cut in order to keep his job, according to a Minneapolis Star Tribune report.

Wade made headlines in the days leading up to Bears training camp when he told a sports radio DJ that Brian Urlacher called Jay Cutler a word usually reserved for felines and James Bond villainesses.

Wade, who was scheduled to make $3 million this season, has agreed to collect about half of that. And while $1.5 million won't exactly land him in the poor house, the reason behind it still has to sting a little.

From the Star Tribune:

"Wade has led the Vikings in receptions each of the past two seasons but his primary role as the Vikings' slot receiver is going to be impacted in a big way by the arrival of rookie Percy Harvin. It's very possible that if Wade had refused to rework his contract he could have been let go on Saturday as the Vikings cut their roster to the regular-season limit of 53 players."
Urlacher, who was not asked to take a pay cut to keep his job this season, denied Wade's claim.

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