UPDATE: This is the Vikings' practice squad as we know right now. Last updated at 3:36 PM Central.
G Isame Faciane
WR Isaac Fruechte
S Anthony Harris
DL Zach Moore
LB Brandon Watts
G David Yankey
Nine of the ten members of the Vikings' practice squad were with the Vikings this past preseason. The lone exception to that is Moore, who comes to the Vikings from the New England Patriots. He played his college ball at Concordia-St. Paul, and was a sixth-round pick of the Patriots in the 2014 NFL Draft. We'll see if we can't get more on him over the next day or so.
The original article appears below.
Now that the waiver claim transactions have been processed, and the Minnesota Vikings have not been awarded any players through the waiver system, the team can now start putting together their 10-man practice squad. As only one player that the team released on Saturday was claimed by another team, the practice squad is likely going to be filled with a lot of familiar names.
So far, we can fairly confidently project three names for the practice squad, per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Those three players are fullback Blake Renaud, wide receiver Isaac Fruechte, and linebacker Brian Peters.
One player that will not be on the practice squad is Babatunde Aiyegbusi, the big offensive tackle from Poland. Per a couple of different sources, he has acknowledged that the team has told him that he would not be brought to the practice squad. Since there is no longer an international exemption. . .something I just learned yesterday. . .it sounds like we've probably heard the last of the big man. Damn shame, that.
That leave seven more spots to be filled for the practice squad. We are going to use this post to track news of any practice squad signings that might come across the Twitters or other sources. Again, use this as an Open Thread, but don't fill it with GIFs or any of the other standard Open Thread chicanery.
UPDATE: Add a running back to the practice squad.
Add RB Dominique Williams to #Vikings practice squad.— Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer) September 6, 2015
UPDATE: A couple more names to add to the practice squad.
Source says Anthony Harris will be on #Vikings practice squad.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) September 6, 2015
Source says LB Brandon Watts will be on #Vikings practice squad.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) September 6, 2015
UPDATE: A pair of offensive linemen to the practice squad, reportedly.
Confirmed that David Yankey makes it seven to #Vikings practice squad. Three to go.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) September 6, 2015
Hearing offensive lineman Isame Faciane as a practice squad guy for #Vikings. That would make eight.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) September 6, 2015
UPDATE: And we're up to 9, although it appears that the team is going to leave a spot open for now.
That's nine practice squad players the #Vikings announced. B.J. Dubose was the ninth. One more spot left for squad.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) September 6, 2015
UPDATE: The team has filled the tenth spot on their practice squad with an outsider. This tweet comes from a beat writer for the New England Patriots.
Zach Moore has signed with the Vikings practice squad, per source.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) September 6, 2015