To conclude their roster moves before the deadline to get to 53 players, the Minnesota Vikings placed a couple of defensive backs on injured reserve.
The first was cornerback Jabari Price, who was a seventh-round choice of the Vikings out of North Carolina back in 2014. Price has had some ups and downs with the Vikings, including an arrest for DUI that resulted in his being suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season. He left the preseason finale against the Los Angeles Rams with a knee injury, which is why the team has placed him on injured reserve.
We also need to make a correction from earlier. It was initially reported that veteran safety Michael Griffin had been released by the Vikings. As it turns out, the team has placed him on injured reserve as well. Apparently Griffin had suffered an injury to his back in the third preseason game against the San Diego Chargers and attempted to play through it. He may have made it worse, and as a result the team decided to place him on IR.
So, the Minnesota Vikings have reduced their roster to the NFL-mandated 53 player limit. There’s still going to be a few moves made, but now the initial roster for 2016 is set.