We now have a second roster move to report for the Minnesota Vikings as they push to reduce their roster to 53 players.
Vikings G TJ Clemmings getting released, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2017
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Vikings will be parting ways with offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings.
Clemmings, the Vikings’ fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, had a couple of tumultuous seasons with the team. He was initially drafted to be more of a project, but the injury to Phil Loadholt in the preseason pushed him into the starting spot at left tackle. Matt Kalil’s injury in 2016 forced Clemmings into the starting left tackle spot, and he didn’t perform very well at either position. The Vikings were trying him at guard this preseason, but apparently didn’t think he had progressed enough to stay on the team.
We will continue tracking the Vikings’ roster moves on our Roster Cut Tracker, so be sure to keep refreshing and keep it tuned to The Daily Norseman for all of the roster moves the purple make prior to 3:00 PM Central on Saturday.