Harrison: Recapping the draft
"It's a shame that in a league with players given multiple second chances after arrests, including felony arrests, that speaking out on human rights has a chance of getting you cut," Kluwe told ProFootballTalk.com, on Sunday via text message.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman insists Kluwe's political leanings didn't impact Minnesota's draft haul.
"It has nothing to do with anything Chris Kluwe is off the field," Spielman told reporters Saturday, via The Star Tribune. "When we're making decisions, we're purely making them, trying to bring in the best competition possible regardless of position. When we brought in the first three (first-round picks), we're trying to create competition and see if they can upgrade us.
Kluwe is a smart fellow. He knows that drafting linebackers, wideouts and pass rushers is a different ball of wax than grabbing the first punter in the draft. No matter why the Vikings did it, Kluwe's in a fight to stick around in Minnesota.