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We’ve been keeping very close watch on all things regarding the Minnesota Vikings practice squad, 53-man roster, and the depth chart.

When the team announced their final cuts and subsequent practice squad additions many of us Vikings fans were elated to see preseason showers Tre Roberson and Toby Johnson make it through unclaimed. As it turns out, Roberson may not be in as high of demand as we thought he might be after a great camp and preseason.

The quarterback-turned-cornerback has already been replaced on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad.

The Vikings announced Roberson’s release, via a press release distributed by the organization, and also announced that they replaced him with third year offensive lineman Carter Bykoski.

While it might be surprising that the team is willing to lose Roberson, it was almost as surprising that Bykowski didn’t at least make the practice squad in the first place. He didn’t exactly have a stellar preseason, but the team is short on pass blockers these days, and his services could be required if Matt Kalil’s injuries persist.

It has been speculated about the Vikings, in the past, that they try and essentially house an extra man on their practice squad by cycling through a pair of willing players week after week – cutting one and signing the other, then doing the same in reverse.

Solid, young cornerbacks are not easy to come by. Count me among those that hope Roberson didn’t catch a plane home following this transaction.

Here is the current Minnesota Vikings practice squad:

  • WR Moritz Böhringer
  • RB C.J. Ham
  • DT Toby Johnson
  • OT Carter Bykowski
  • QB Joel Stave
  • OG Willie Beavers
  • TE Kyle Carter
  • DE Stephen Weatherly
  • OG Isame Faciane