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NFL Roster Cuts: Minnesota Vikings waive Jake Browning

He isn’t the backup quarterback after all

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As part of their quest to get the active roster down to 53 players by 3:00 PM Central time today, the Minnesota Vikings have parted ways with a player that just a few weeks ago appeared to be a lock for a roster spot.

The team has announced that they have waived quarterback Jake Browning.

Browning, who has spent the last two seasons on the practice squad with the Vikings, appeared to have a solid hold of the #2 quarterback spot not that long ago. He was the lone quarterback available during the big night practice at TCO Stadium when the rest of the team’s quarterbacks were out because of COVID protocols and, by all accounts, looked impressive.

Unfortunately for him, that did not translate to the field, as Browning looked fairly lost in the Vikings’ preseason contests and his accuracy issues really came to the surface.

If the Vikings do decide that they want to keep a quarterback stashed away for potential COVID-related emergencies this year, there’s a chance that they could bring Browning back to the practice squad again. However, for now, he is no longer a member of the Vikings.

We are tracking all of the Vikings’ roster cuts on our Roster Cut Tracker, which you can find right here.