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Minnesota Vikings Waive Elijah Lee

He’s the first member of Minnesota’s draft class to be let go

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We have more roster movement from the Minnesota Vikings, and they’ve announced the first member of their 2017 draft class that will not be making the initial 53-man roster.

According to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the team will be waiving linebacker Elijah Lee.

Lee was one of the Vikings’ four seventh-round picks in this year’s draft after an outstanding college career at Kansas State. When he was selected, many of us thought he would have a really solid chance of making the squad as a linebacker due to his coverage abilities, but enough other linebackers have emerged during Training Camp to prevent that from happening. As Krammer says, the team wants to get him back on the practice squad, so they clearly think there’s something there.

The Vikings still have about 17 more moves to make to get down to the 53-man roster limit by 3:00 PM Central, which is about three and a half hours away. You can keep track of all the moves the team makes on our Roster Cut Tracker, which is updated as soon as news breaks.