The Vikings have released the names of the seven players that they've signed to the eight-man practice squad thus far. Those players are as follows:
S Colt Anderson
G Thomas Austin
WR Freddie Brown
FB Ryan D'Imperio
DT Tremaine Johnson
WR Logan Payne
CB Marcus Sherels
D'Imperio being on the practice squad means that every member of Minnesota's 2010 draft class is on the team in some capacity, with the exception of fifth-round selection Nate Triplett.
The Vikings have room to sign one more player to the practice squad. Personally, I'm not sure whether it's going to be a guy they had in their camp this summer, or if they have their eye on somebody that was released by another team.
In other news, there's still no movement on the T.J. Houshmandzadeh front, and nobody's sure that there's going to be any movement at all. After all, nobody is even sure about whether or not the Vikings have spoken, are speaking, or are going to speak with the former Bengal and Seahawk about joining the Vikings. To be honest, I'm not completely sure if we need him, but we'll see what the front office thinks over the course of the day.
In a site-related note, I want to thank everyone for making yesterday one of the biggest traffic days in site history. Thanks to all you die-hard Viking fans out there wanting to know the latest about roster cuts and who's making the team and the various rumors out there, the site had over 15,000 hits and more than 30,000 page views. That's pretty darn good. . .not many days have been bigger than that since this site got started, and we haven't even played a meaningful game yet this year.
If anything else comes out of Winter Park about the roster today, we'll have it here for your viewing and analyzing pleasure. Until then, enjoy the rest of your Sunday!