As we approach the deadline to get the roster down to 53 players, the Minnesota Vikings have made an unsurprising decision about one of their tight ends.
According to Tom Pelissero, David Morgan will remain on the Physically Unable to Perform List and will not be removed prior to the 3:00 PM Central roster deadline.
This means that, per NFL rules, Morgan will miss at least the first six games of the regular season as he continues to recover from knee surgery.
Morgan is in his fourth season with the Vikings after being drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and has developed into one of the better blocking tight ends in the NFL. He struggled with injuries last year, but was able to play the last few games of the season. He was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform List at the start of camp, and has yet to practice with the rest of the team.
We’re still tracking all of the Vikings’ moves, as we’re now just a little over three hours from the roster deadline. You can track everything that the Vikings are doing right here on our cutdown tracker.