Vikings Projected Starters in 2024 | Post-Minicamp

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Minnesota Vikings training camp minicamp is about 5.5 weeks away, as the club concluded minicamp last week.

Vikings Projected Starters in 2024 | Pre-Minicamp

The following is an early peek at what a 53-man roster might look like, featuring starters on offense and defense. Starters are noted in bold.

Note: Men crossed off the list could land on the practice squad and avoid outright release.

— Offensive Roster —

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Darnold addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center during OTAs. Darnold joined the Vikings’ roster in March 2024 during free agency, on deck as a Kirk Cousins replacement and sharing the QB room later with rookie passer J.J. McCarthy of Michigan.

Quarterback (3)

QB1: Sam Darnold
QB2: J.J. McCarthy
QB3: Jaren Hall

Out: Nick Mullens

Running Back (3)

RB1: Aaron Jones
RB2: Ty Chandler
RB3: Kene Nwangwu

Out: DeWayne McBride | Myles Gaskin

**We predict the Vikings will eventually re-sign Cam Akers.

Fullback (1)

FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver (5)

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WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Jordan Addison
WR3: Brandon Powell
WR4: Trent Sherfield
WR5: Jalen Nailor

Out: Lucky Jackson | Malik Knowles | Thayer Thomas | Trishton Jackson | N’Keal Harry | Ty James | Jeshaun Jones | Devron Harper

**N’Keal Harry may convert to tight end, but that doesn’t much help his roster safety.
***We also believe Powell and Sherfield will basically split WR3 targets.

Tight End (3)

TE1: T.J. Hockenson (PUP)
TE2: Josh Oliver
TE3: Robert Tonyan
TE4: Johnny Mundt

Out: Nick Muse | Trey Knox | Sammis Reyes

Left Tackle (2)

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: Walter Rouse

Out: Doug Nester

Right Tackle (2)

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: David Quessenberry

Out: Spencer Rolland

Center (2)

C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Dan Feeney

Out: Michael Jurgens

Left Guard (1)

LG1: Dalton Risner

Out: Henry Byrd | Tyrese Robinson

Right Guard (2)

RG1: Blake Brandel
RG2: Ed Ingram

Out: Jeremy Flax

Defensive Roster

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Outside Linebacker (6)

OLB1: Jonathan Greenard
OLB2: Dallas Turner
OLB3: Andrew Van Ginkel
OLB4: Andre Carter II
OLB5: Patrick Jones II
OLB6: Gabriel Murphy

Out: Jihad Ward | Owen Porter | Bo Richter

Defensive End (4)

DE1: Jerry Tillery
DE2: James Lynch
DE3: Jaquelin Roy
DE4: Levi Drake Rodriguez

Out: Jonathan Bullard | Jonah Williams | Tyler Manoa

Nose Tackle (1)

NT1: Harrison Phillips

Out: Taki Taimani

Middle Linebacker (2)

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MLB1: Ivan Pace Jr.
MLB2: Kamu Grugier-Hill

Out: Abraham Beauplan | Dallas Gant

Weakside Linebacker (2)

WLB1: Blake Cashman
WLB2: Brian Asamoah

Out: KJ Cloyd

Cornerback (6)

CB1: Byron Murphy
CB2: Shaquill Griffin
CB3: Mekhi Blackmon
CB4: Andrew Booth
CB5: Khyree Jackson
CB6: NaJee Thompson

Out: Akayleb Evans | Jaylin Williams | A.J. Green III | Dwight McGlothern

Safety (5)

S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Camryn Bynum
S3: Josh Metellus
S4: Theo Jackson
S5: Jay Ward

Out: Lewis Cine

**Cine could be traded for a late-round draft pick, rendering this roster cut moot.

— Special Teams Roster —

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Kicker (1)

K1: Will Reichard

Out: Parker Romo

Punter (1)

P1: Seth Vernon

Out: Ryan Wright

Long Snapper (1)

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: Ty Chandler

Punt Returner

PR1: Brandon Powell

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The Vikings are expected to win around seven games this season, according to oddsmakers.

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