The Vikings Roster after 53-Man Cut Deadline

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The Vikings Roster after 53-Man Trimdown Deadline

After a flurry of waivers, releases, injury designations, and trades, the Minnesota Vikings trimmed the roster to 53 players on Tuesday, in accordance with the NFL’s mandated timeline.

Notably, Minnesota released starting defender Armon Watts, traded for Ross Blacklock from the Houston Texans, and sent OT Jesse Davis to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

While the 53-man roster can change significantly before Week 1, this is how it stands at the roster-trimdown deadline.

Note: Roster cuts are available here.

— Offensive Roster —

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Quarterback

QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Nick Mullens

Running Back

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

Fullback

FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Adam Thielen
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
WR5: Jalen Nailor

Tight End

TE1: Irv Smith Jr.
TE2: Johnny Mundt
TE3: Ben Ellefson

Left Tackle

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

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Oli Udoh

Center

C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Austin Schlottmann

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland
LG2: Chris Reed

Right Guard

RG1: Jesse Davis
RG2: Ed Ingram

— Defensive Roster —

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Outside Linebacker

OLB1: Danielle Hunter
OLB2: Za’Darius Smith
OLB3: Patrick Jones II
OLB4: D.J. Wonnum
OLB5: Luiji Vilain

Defensive End

DE1: Dalvin Tomlinson
DE2: Ross Blacklock
DE3: Jonathan Bullard
DE4: James Lynch
DE5: Esezi Otomewo

Nose Tackle

NT1: Harrison Phillips

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks
MLB2: Troy Dye

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Jordan Hicks
WLB2: Brian Asamoah

Cornerback

CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Cameron Dantzler
CB3: Chandon Sullivan
CB4: Andrew Booth
CB5: Kris Boyd
CB6: Akayleb Evans

Safety

S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Camryn Bynum
S3: Lewis Cine
S4: Josh Metellus

— Special Teams Roster —

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Kicker

K1: Greg Joseph

Punter

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).


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