Vikings 53-Man Roster Projection

Wow, what a fun day! Lots of action. With roster cuts already in progress, here’s a last-minute Vikings 53-man roster projection, which includes Friday’s trade for cornerback Tramaine Brock:

  • Sam Bradford
  • Case Keenum
  • Teddy Bridgewater (PUP)

The Vikings rolled with two quarterbacks last year and I don’t see that changing this year. Taylor Heinicke is practice squad eligible and I don’t see teams lining up to snag him off waivers. Plus, there’s always Mitch Leidner.

Running Back
  • Dalvin Cook
  • Latavius Murray
  • Jerick McKinnon
  • C.J. Ham
Wide Receiver
  • Stefon Diggs
  • Adam Thielen
  • Laquon Treadwell
  • Michael Floyd (SUSPENDED)
  • Jarius Wright
  • Stacy Coley

There’s still a chance Wright gets traded, but we’ve been saying that for years. If he remains with the Vikings, he’ll fill a roster spot, at least until Floyd returns from suspension.

Tight End
  • Kyle Rudolph
  • David Morgan
  • Bucky Hodges

I went with Hodges over Kyle Carter because I think the Vikings have a shot at getting Carter to the practice squad, which is not the case with Hodges. Carter is currently the more polished player.

Left Tackle
  • Riley Reiff
  • Rashod Hill
Left Guard
  • Alex Boone
  • Jeremiah Sirles
  • Pat Elflein
  • Nick Easton
Right Guard
  • Joe Berger
  • Danny Isidora
Right Tackle
  • Mike Remmers
  • Willie Beavers

The surprise on the offensive line is Willie Beavers making the roster over Aviante Collins. Last season, Beavers was cut after training camp but earned a spot on the practice squad. After the team suffered multiple injuries on the line, he was “called up” to play guard. This season he’s been playing at right tackle, so there’s versatility there. Plus, Beavers is showing something T.J. Clemmings did not — improvement.

Left Defensive End
  • Danielle Hunter
  • Brian Robison
Right Defensive End
  • Everson Griffen
  • Stephen Weatherly
  • Tashawn Bower
Defensive Tackle (Nose)
  • Linval Joseph
  • Shamar Stephen
Defensive Tackle (3-Technique)
  • Tom Johnson
  • Jaleel Johnson
  • Datone Jones
  • Sharrif Floyd (PUP)
Linebacker (Will)
  • Ben Gedeon
  • Edmond Robinson
Linebacker (Mike)
  • Eric Kendricks
  • Kentrell Brothers
Linebacker (Sam)
  • Anthony Barr
  • Eric Wilson
  • Xavier Rhodes
  • Trae Waynes
  • Terence Newman
  • Tramaine Brock
  • Mackensie Alexander
  • Marcus Sherels
Free Safety
  • Harrison Smith
  • Antone Exum, Jr.

Anthony Harris is the odd man out after the Vikings acquired Brock for a seventh-round draft pick.

Strong Safety
  • Andrew Sendejo
  • Jayron Kearse
  • Kai Forbath
  • Ryan Quigley
Long Snapper
  • Kevin McDermott

Follow all of the Vikings’ roster moves with our 53-man tracker!