The Vikings Current Roster after First Wave of Cuts

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The Minnesota Vikings conducted their first wave of roster cuts on Tuesday, cutting ties with Jake Bargas (FB), Thomas Hennigan (WR), Andre Mintze (EDGE), Tyarise Stevenson (DL), and Tye Smith (CB).

Minnesota’s current roster is outfitted with 85 men and will reduce again next week to 80 players. And two weeks from now, the 53-man roster will be set for the regular season.

Here is the Vikings updated roster as of August 16th.

— Offense —

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QB1: Kirk Cousins
co-QB2: Kellen Mond
co-QB2: Sean Mannion

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Kene Nwangwu
RB4: Ty Chandler
RB5: Bryant Koback


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Adam Thielen
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
WR5: Olabisi Johnson
WR6: Myron Mitchell
WR7: Trishton Jackson
WR8: Jalen Nailor
WR9: Dan Chisena
WR10: Albert Wilson
WR11: Blake Proehl

Tight End

TE1: Irv Smith Jr.
TE2: Johnny Mundt
TE3: Ben Ellefson
TE4: Zach Davidson
TE5: Nick Muse
TE6: Shaun Beyer

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: Blake Brandel
LT3: Vederian Lowe

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Oli Udoh
RT3: Timon Parris


C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Austin Schlottmann
C3: Josh Sokol

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland
LG2: Chris Reed
LG3: Kyle Hinton

Right Guard

RG1: Jesse Davis
RG2: Ed Ingram
RG3: Wyatt Davis

— Defense —

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Outside Linebacker

OLB1: Danielle Hunter
OLB2: Za’Darius Smith
OLB3: Pat Jones II
OLB4: D.J. Wonnum
OLB5: Luiji Vilain
OLB6: Janarius Robinson
OLB7: Zach McCloud

Defensive End

DE1: Dalvin Tomlinson
DE2: Armon Watts
DE3: Jonathan Bullard
DE4: James Lynch
DE5: Jaylen Twyman
DE6: Esezi Otomewo
DE7: Jullian Taylor

Nose Tackle

NT1: Harrison Phillips
NT2: T.J. Smith
NT3: TY McGill

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks
MLB2: Troy Dye
MLB3: Chazz Surratt
MLB4: Ryan Connelly

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Jordan Hicks
WLB2: Brian Asamoah
WLB3: Blake Lynch
WLB4: William Kwenkeu


CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Cameron Dantzler
CB3: Chandon Sullivan
CB4: Andrew Booth
CB5: Kris Boyd
CB6: Akayleb Evans
CB7: Parry Nickerson
CB8: Harrison Hand
CB9: Nate Hairston


S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Camryn Bynum
S3: Lewis Cine
S4: Josh Metellus
S5: Myles Dorn
S6: Mike Brown

— Special Teams —

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K1: Greg Joseph


P1: Jordan Berry
P2: Ryan Wright

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: K.J. Osborn
KR3: Ty Chandler

Punt Returner

PR1: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
PR2: Jalen Nailor

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).