The Minneapolis Star Tribune said Wade was released a week after agreeing to the NFL club cutting his salary in half to $1.5 million. Wade, who had a total of 107 regular-season catches the past two years, would have been a free agent after this season.
Lewis, 29, joined New England in March. He has 127 receptions for 1,699 yards and seven touchdowns in six NFL seasons with Philadelphia. His best season was 2005 when he caught 48 passes for 561 yards and a touchdown. Vikings Coach Brad Childress was an assistant at Philadelphia at the time.