We’re getting word of another cut from the Minnesota Vikings as they continue to trim their roster, and with this cut it appears that the tight end depth chart is officially set.
Per numerous sources, the Vikings are releasing tight end Tyler Hoppes.
Hoppes went undrafted out of the University of Nebraska, and was signed by the Vikings in the post-draft signing frenzy in April. In his senior season at Nebraska, he set a school record for receptions by a tight end, but didn’t do enough to leapfrog the guys on a very talented tight end depth chart in Minnesota.
With that, the Vikings are down to three tight ends on the roster, with starter Kyle Rudolph being joined by David Morgan and fifth-round pick Tyler Conklin. The team release tight end Blake Bell earlier in the day.
We are under two hours to go until the Vikings have to be down to 53 players on the roster, folks. Who will make it? We’re going to be here to let you know as soon as news comes down.