Chris Kluwe says, "So long, Minnesota"

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Kluwe, 31, finds himself out of a job a year after becoming a national sensation thanks to his colorful gay rights advocacy.
:::: UPDATE :::: Vikings throw Chris Kluwe under the bus while confirming his release

It appears Chris Kluwe's memorable 8-year run with the Minnesota Vikings is at an end.

SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe could be released during Monday meeting with GM Rick Spielman

Kluwe took to Twitter this morning to bid adieu to Minnesota in what appears to be confirmation that the Vikings elected to release him in favor of recent 5th Round draft selection Jeff Locke.

Here's Kluwe's tweets: Kluwe recently said he hoped to stay in Minnesota but planned to play in the NFL for at least a few more years either way.

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