Following their 33-6 loss to the Denver Broncos to start the 2021 NFL preseason, the Minnesota Vikings made a pair of roster moves on Sunday.
The team has announced that they have waived long snapper Turner Bernard and defensive end Jordan Brailford.
Bernard signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent this offseason as competition for the long snapping job currently held by Andrew DePaola. Apparently the coaches have seen enough to be convinced that the job should continue to be DePaola’s.
Brailford was signed by the Vikings in October of 2020 from the practice squad of the Washington Football Team. He played in five games for the team last season, and while he only collected two tackles, he did have a big forced fumble against Mike Glennon (that he also recovered) in the team’s victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
This is the start of the team making the moves to get the roster down to 85 players by 3:00 PM Central time on Monday. There will be a couple more moves for the team to make between now and then, but I wouldn’t expect them to be anything that might make us that happy. . .you know, like cutting Dakota Dozier or something.