Per the rules of the National Football League, the Minnesota Vikings will have to reduce the size of their roster from 90 players to 53 by 3:00 PM Central time on Saturday, 2 September. As we do every year, we will be keeping track of all the moves the team makes and bringing you the news as rapidly as possible when it happens.
As of approximately noon Central time on Friday, 1 September, this is what the Vikings’ roster looks like.
Quarterback - Sam Bradford,
Taylor Heinicke, Case Keenum, Mitch Leidner
Running Back - Dalvin Cook, C.J. Ham,
Bronson Hill, Jerick McKinnon, Latavius Murray, Terrell Newby
Wide Receiver - Rodney Adams,
Moritz Böhringer, Stacy Coley, Stefon Diggs, Isaac Fruechte, Cayleb Jones, R.J. Shelton*, Adam Thielen, Laquon Treadwell, Jarius Wright
Tight End -
Kyle Carter, Bucky Hodges, David Morgan, Josiah Price, Kyle Rudolph, Nick Truesdell
Center - Nick Easton, Pat Elflein,
Guard - Joe Berger,
Alex Boone, T.J. Clemmings, Danny Isidora, Jeremiah Sirles, Freddie Tagaloa
Offensive Tackle -
Willie Beavers, Aviante Collins, Reid Fragel, Rashod Hill, Riley Reiff, Mike Remmers, Austin Shepherd
Defensive Tackle -
Dylan Bradley, Chunky Clements, Jaleel Johnson, Tom Johnson, Datone Jones***, Linval Joseph, Shamar Stephen, Will Sutton
Defensive End - Tashawn Bower, Everson Griffen, Danielle Hunter,
Sam McCaskill, Ifeadi Odenigbo, Brian Robison, Stephen Weatherly
Linebacker - Anthony Barr, Kentrell Brothers,
Noor Davis, Ben Gedeon, Eric Kendricks, Emmanuel Lamur, Elijah Lee, Edmond Robinson, Eric Wilson
Cornerback - Mackensie Alexander, Tramaine Brock**,
Sam Brown, Terence Newman, Jabari Price, Xavier Rhodes, Horace Richardson, Tre Roberson, Marcus Sherels, Terrell Sinkfield, Trae Waynes
Safety - Antone Exum, Jr., Anthony Harris, Jayron Kearse, Andrew Sendejo, Harrison Smith,
Kicker - Kai Forbath,
Punter - Ryan Quigley,
Long Snapper - Kevin McDermott
Suspended - Michael Floyd
Reserve/PUP - Teddy Bridgewater
Reserve/NFI - Sharrif Floyd
Michael Floyd will not count against the 53-man roster for the first four games of the season due to his suspension. Teddy Bridgewater and Sharrif Floyd will, presumably, begin the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform List and Non-Football Injury lists, respectively, meaning they won’t count against the 53-man roster for at least the first six games.
We will be crossing off the names of players that are waived or released, as well as adding stories to this stream as the cuts happen.
(*) Per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Shelton suffered a foot injury in Thursday’s preseason game, had surgery today, and will be placed on injured reserve.
(**) - Brock was acquired from the Seattle Seahawks via trade on Friday. The Vikings will send a seventh-round pick to the Seahawks in exchange.
(***) - The team has announced that Datone Jones will be placed on Injured Reserve.