The final cuts have been made, according to the folks at Vikings.com, and this is what your 53-man roster looks like as of right now.
QB: Donovan McNabb, Christian Ponder, Joe Webb
RB: Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart, Lorenzo Booker
WR: Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrian, Michael Jenkins, Greg Camarillo, Devin Aromashodu
TE: Visanthe Shiancoe, Jim Kleinsasser, Kyle Rudolph, Allan Reisner
OL: Charlie Johnson, Steve Hutchinson, John Sullivan, Anthony Herrera, Phil Loadholt, Jon Cooper, DeMarcus Love, Pat Brown, Seth Olsen and Brandon Fusco
DL: Jared Allen, Kevin Williams (suspended Weeks 1-2), Remi Ayodele, Brian Robison, Everson Griffen, Letroy Guion, Christian Ballard, Adrian Awasom, Fred Evans, D’Aundre Reed
LB: E.J. Henderson, Chad Greenway, Erin Henderson, Kenny Onatolu and Larry Dean
CB: Antoine Winfield, Cedric Griffin, Chris Cook, Asher Allen, Brandon Burton, Marcus Sherels
S: Husain Abdullah, Tyrell Johnson, Jamarca Sanford, Eric Frampton, Mistral Raymond
Specialists: LS Cullen Loeffler, P Chris Kluwe, K Ryan Longwell
A couple of knee-jerk thoughts. . .
-Five safeties, huh? I wasn't sure if Tyrell Johnson was going to make it, but there he is.
-For a team with as many questions on the offensive line as this team had, they're going awfully young there. . .Love, Fusco, Brown, and Olsen in while Chris DeGeare and Ryan Cook got bounced. (Not that DeGeare is old, but he was thought to have a chance to be the starter at right guard at the beginning of camp.) I'm not sure whether to be excited about this or to ask Donovan McNabb to make sure his insurance premiums are current.
-No fullback on this roster, but I'm guessing that Kleinsasser, Rudolph, and Reisner can serve as a flex option into the backfield. I thought that Adrian Peterson was generally better out of a one-back set anyway.
-Only five linebackers? Wow. . .really hope that nobody gets hurt, considering that the two guys after the starter (Onatolu and Dean) have pretty much zero experience at linebacker at the NFL level.
That's what I have for now. . .I'd do more, but I'm on Gopher duty over at SB Nation Minnesota, too, and the Gophers are within two points with eight minutes left.
What are your thoughts?