The Minnesota Vikings have made another roster move to get their team down to 53 players, and along with it continue one of the stranger sagas of the Mike Zimmer era.
The Vikings are waiving offensive lineman Brett Jones, according to numerous sources.
Minnesota acquired Jones’ services in a trade with the New York Giants in 2018. Jones then started the first three games of the year for the Vikings at center but then went to a backup role. He was mostly inactive for the Vikings in 2019 before going on injured reserve. Jones was then brought back from injured reserve and started practicing with the team before the playoff loss to San Francisco.
Many have been baffled by the idea that Jones hasn’t gotten more of an opportunity given the Vikings’ struggles on the offensive line. I’m not sure that he’s been actively bad or anything, but the coaches just haven’t put him out on the field.
Jones could end up back on the practice squad with the Vikings, as there are spots reserved for more veteran players in this year’s setup, but we will have to see.
There are still a few more moves for the Vikings to make to get their roster down to 53 players, and we are tracking them all on our Roster Cut Tracker.