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Vikings Roster Cuts Tracker: Road to 53

The Vikings must trim the roster to 53 players by Saturday at 3pm.

It’s easy to forget how busy the 2018 offseason was for the Minnesota Vikings. In a span of just a few months the team hired a new offensive coordinator, signed a franchise quarterback in free agency, moved into a new headquarters, tragically lost a beloved position coach and also handed out some hefty contract extensions to deserving veterans. Maybe that’s why this offseason seemed a little “quiet” to the average fan.

There weren’t as many headlines this time around but plenty of storylines developed throughout the summer, mainly focused on which players will make the team. With the final preseason game now in the books, it’s finally time to set the regular season roster.

Quality players and ample competition are present on both sides of the ball, presenting the coaches and front office staff with a number of difficult decisions. While the team started bringing some clarity to the situation on Monday by releasing two players, now is when the heavy lifting will take place.

The heaviest allocation of players onto the regular season roster as well as the 10-man practice squad begins on Friday. On this page we’ll track every player cut by the team as well as the players chosen for the final 53. Please note things may change as the waiver system processes throughout the weekend. This page will continue to update as news breaks.


Waived

Ade Aruna (Injured)……. DE…… 2……………………. Tulane

Jeff Badet……………….. WR…… 1……………….. Oklahoma

Khari Blasingame……….. FB…… R……………….. Vanderbilt

Jake Browning…………… QB…… R……………… Washington

Reshard Cliett……………. LB…… 3…………… South Florida

Aviante Collins…………….. T…… 3………………………. TCU

Curtis Cothran…………… DT…… 1………………. Penn State

Davion Davis……………. WR…… R…… Sam Houston State

Devante Downs………….. LB…… 2………………… California

Cornelius Edison………….. C…… 4………….. Portland State

De’Angelo Henderson……. RB…… 3……….. Coastal Carolina

Cole Hikutini………………. TE…… 3…………………. Louisville

Alexander Hollins………. WR…… R………….. Eastern Illinois

Craig James……………… CB…… 2………… Southern Illinois

Stacy Keely………………. DE…… R………………………. UAB

John Keenoy………………. C…… R…….. Western Michigan

Greer Martini…………….. LB…… 1…………….. Notre Dame

Nate Meadors……………. CB…… R…………………….. UCLA

Dillon Mitchell…………… WR…… R…………………… Oregon

Storm Norton………………. T…… 2……………………. Toledo

Tito Odenigbo……………. DT…… R………………. Miami (FL)

Anree Saint-Amour…….. DE…… R…………… Georgia Tech

Karter Schult…………….. DE…… 2………….. Northern Iowa

Kyle Sloter……………….. QB…… 3…….. Northern Colorado

Cameron Smith………….. LB…… R……… Sothern California

Derron Smith………………. S…… 4……………. Fresno State

Duke Thomas……………. CB…… 2…………………….. Texas

Laquon Treadwell……… WR…… 4………………. Mississippi

Kaare Vedvik……………. P/K…… 1………………….. Marshall

Nate Wozniak……………… T…… 1……………….. Minnesota

Isaiah Wharton (Injured)……… S…… R………………….. Rutgers

Brandon Zylstra………… WR…… 2…. Concordia-Moorhead

 

PLACED ON RESERVE/SUSPENDED:

PLAYER………………. POS… EXP………………. COLLEGE         

Holton Hill……………….. CB…….. 2…………………….. Texas

 

PLACED ON RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM (PUP):

PLAYER………………. POS… EXP………………. COLLEGE

David Morgan…………… TE…….. 4……. Texas-San Antonio

 

PLACED ON RESERVE/NON-FOOTBALL INJURY (NFI):

PLAYER………………. POS… EXP………………. COLLEGE

Tashawn Bower……….. DE…….. 3……………………….. LSU

Traded

Acquired

  • CB Mark Fields was acquired in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for a conditional 2021 seventh-round draft pick (per Tom Pelissero of NFL.com)

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The Vikings open the regular season at home against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 8th at noon (CST).

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and is an IT nerd by day. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBormanNFL.

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  1. Thanks for the updates Sean ~ I can’t wait to hear who made the 53 today and then the PS on Sunday ~ And I’m sure they will add a player or two after the Falcons game so they don’t have to worry about the cap hit if they feel the need cut them later~

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