First Look at the Vikings 53-man roster

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Cut day 2020 was one of the most difficult in recent memory for many reasons, all a result of COVID-19. It goes back even to the draft where very few players were able to conduct private workouts with teams before the draft. Then, OTAs got moved to virtual platforms.

There was very little contact between teammates this offseason which made it difficult to form team comradery and chemistry. Then, the preseason was cancelled. This left just the summer training camp to truly assess every single talented player on each NFL roster.

Talk about being under a time crunch.

Even through all the uncertainty, we have made it through the September 5th deadline for each team to cut rosters to 53 players. While some changes still can be made, as cut players can be claimed off waivers, we finally have an idea of what the official 2020 Minnesota Vikings will look like. Here is where the team stands as of Saturday night (grouped into each position with names listed alphabetically). The 16-player practice squad is also scheduled to be announced Sunday.


Kirk Cousins

Sean Mannion

Running back

Ameer Abdullah

Mike Boone

Dalvin Cook

Alexander Mattison


C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

Chad Beebe

Dan Chisena

Justin Jefferson

Bisi Johnson

K.J. Osborn

Tajae Sharpe

Adam Thielen

Tight End

Tyler Conklin

Kyle Rudolph

Irv Smith Jr.

Offensive Line

Garrett Bradbury

Ezra Cleveland

Dakota Dozier

Pat Elfein

Rashod Hill

Brian O’Neill

Riley Reiff

Dru Samia

Olisaemeka Udoh

Defensive Line

Jalyn Holmes

Danielle Hunter

Jaleel Johnson

James Lynch

Hercules Mata’afa

Yannick Ngakoue

Ifeadi Odenigbo

Shamar Stephen

Armon Watts

D.J. Wonnum

Eddie Yarbrough


Anthony Barr

Troy Dye

Eric Kendricks

Hardy Nickerson

Eric Wilson


Kris Boyd

Cameron Dantzler

Jeff Gladney

Harrison Hand

Holton Hill

Mike Hughes


Anthony Harris

Harrison Smith


Dan Bailey


Britton Colquitt

Long Snapper

Austin Cutting