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Vikings make final five cuts to get to 53 players

Let’s see who they were, shall we?

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The deadline for NFL teams to get their rosters down to 53 players passed by a little less than an hour ago, and now we’ve finally gotten the last five players that the Vikings waived to get their roster to that level.

Here are the final five cuts for the Vikings:

  • OT Blake Brandel
  • WR Quartney Davis
  • CB Nate Meadors
  • WR Dillon Mitchell
  • LB David Reese II

Brandel was another member of the Vikings’ 2020 draft class. He was a sixth-round selection this past April.

Davis was a highly-touted undrafted free agent, but did not make the squad, which is a little strange given that the Vikings currently have seven wideouts rostered.

Meadors was with the team last season, mostly on the practice squad.

Mitchell was a seventh-round pick in 2019 that also spent most of last season on the practice squad.

Reese is a player that was signed during Training Camp to provide the Vikings some depth at linebacker.

With those cuts, the Vikings have their (initial)_53-man roster for the 2020 NFL season. With the waiver period now upon us, you can expect there to be plenty of changes by this time tomorrow, and we’ll also know what the practice squad will look like by then as well.