The Vikings Roster Heading into Training Camp

Dec 9, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) celebrates during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings training camp commences on Sunday as the franchise’s first-year players report to Eagan. Everyone else will arrive on Tuesday.

A honeymoon period is still intact after the Vikings ownership welcomed a new general manager, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, and head coach, Kevin O’Connell, into the fold seven months ago. It’s been a spring and summer of positivity for Minnesota aside from a few eyebrow-raises after Kirk Cousins was extended and trades by Adofo-Mensah with the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.

Ninety players will attend training camp, while 53 will stick around for the regular season.

This is the Vikings current roster.

— Offense —

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QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Sean Mannion
QB3: Kellen Mond

Running Back

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


FB1: C.J. Ham
FB2: Jake Vargas

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Adam Thielen
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
WR5: Albert Wilson
WR6: Olabisi Johnson
WR7: Dan Chisena
WR8: Jalen Nailor
WR9: Blake Proehl
WR10: Myron Mitchell
WR11: Trishton Jackson
WR12: Thomas Hennigan

Tight End

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

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: Oli Udoh
LT3: Vederian Lowe

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Blake Brandel
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 — 

Dec 9, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Armon Watts (96) celebrates a sack with defensive end Patrick Jones II. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports.


LOLB1: Danielle Hunter
LOLB2: Patrick Jones II
LOLB3: Andre Mintze
LOLB4: Luiji Vilain

Right EDGE

ROLB1: Za’Darius Smith
ROLB2: D.J. Wonnum
ROLB3: Janarius Robinson
ROLB4: Zach McCloud

Left Defensive End

LDE1: Harrison Phillips
LDE2: Esezi Otomewo
LDE3: Jaylen Twyman

Nose Tackle

NT1: Dalvin Tomlinson
NT2: T.J. Smith
NT3: TY McGill
NT4: Tyarise Stevenson

Defensive Tackle

DT1: Armon Watts
DT2: James Lynch
DT3: Jonathan Bullard
DT4: Jullian Taylor

Off-Ball Linebacker

ILB1: Eric Kendricks
ILB2: Jordan Hicks
ILB3: Brian Asamoah
ILB4: Blake Lynch
ILB5: Troy Dye
ILB6: Chazz Surratt
ILB7: Ryan Connelly
ILB8: William Kwenkeu


CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Cameron Dantzler
CB3: Andrew Booth
CB4: Chandon Sullivan
CB5: Akayleb Evans
CB6: Nate Hairston
CB7: Kris Boyd
CB8: Harrison Hand
CB9: Parry Nickerson
CB10: Tye Smith

Strong Safety

SS1: Harrison Smith
SS2: Josh Metellus
SS2: Mike Brown

Free Safety

FS1: Lewis Cine
FS2: Camryn Bynum
FS3: Myles Dorn

— Special Teams–

Nov 28, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Kene Nwangwu. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


K1: Greg Joseph


P1: Jordan Berry
P2: Ryan Wright

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: Ihmir Smith-Marsette

Punt Returner

PR1: K.J. Osborn
PR2: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
PR3: Jalen Nailor
PR4: Albert Wilson

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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