By Tim Graham
The Buffalo Bills cut two of their 2012 draft choices on Friday, and neither of them made it through waivers today.
The Cleveland Browns claimed linebacker Tank Carder (fifth round), and the Minnesota Vikings claimed offensive lineman Mark Asper (sixth round). The St. Louis Rams also claimed veteran defensive tackle Kellen Heard.
To make room for Asper, the Vikings released offensive lineman Patrick Brown, who played all 16 games last season as a backup tackle and special-teams player.
Cleveland and Minnesota clearly are in rebuilding modes. Carder gives the Browns 15 rookies on their roster.
"He's a guy that we really liked coming out of college," Browns coach Pat Shurmur said. "We feel like he can play multiple positions inside and out."
ProFootballTalk.com overlord Mike Florio reported the Miami Dolphins also put in a waiver claim for Carder, but the Browns had priority.