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Vikings Waive Blake Proehl, Riley Patterson

Both with injury designations

Reese’s Senior Bowl Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings made two more roster moves on Monday afternoon, reducing their roster to 86 players.

The team waived wide receiver Blake Proehl and kicker Riley Patterson. Both players were waives with injury designations, meaning that if they both make it through waivers they will go on the Vikings’ injured reserve list.

Proehl suffered a non-contact injury during last week’s joint practices with the Denver Broncos. While the nature of his injury has not been disclosed anywhere that I’ve seen thus far, Proehl’s posts from his Instagram page indicated that it was a serious enough injury to end his season.

Patterson was supposed to compete with Greg Joseph for the placekicking job for the Vikings, but started Training Camp on the Physically Unable to Perform List. He was activated before Saturday’s game, but the team allowed Joseph to handle all of the kicking duties against Denver because Patterson was, apparently, not 100%.

The team still needs to make one more move to get their roster down to 85 before 3:00 PM Central tomorrow. Once we learn what that move is we will bring it to you here.