On Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings finalized their ten-man practice squad. On Tuesday afternoon, they made their first change.
The Vikings brought back offensive tackle Carter Bykowski, signing him to the practice squad. To make room for him, the team released converted cornerback Tre Roberson.
Bykowski had been with the Vikings since the tail end of the 2014 season, when the Vikings took him off of the San Francisco 49ers practice squad. He missed the 2015 season with a torn pectoral, and was a part of the team’s cutdown from 75 to 53 this past Saturday.
Roberson had gained a bit of a cult following among Vikings fans this preseason. Roberson, a quarterback at both Indiana University and Illinois State, was moved to cornerback by the Vikings and seemed to take to his new role fairly well. He played at least one preseason game with a broken hand, and was also a part of the cutdown from 75 to 53.
It wouldn’t surprise me to see Roberson brought back to the practice squad at some point of something necessitates a current member of the practice squad getting bumped to the 53-man roster full-time. Even though he was raw, he didn’t look completely lost at a new position in Training Camp, and appears that he could have some potential at the position.