It’s tough to compete for a job in the NFL if you aren’t able to get on the field, and on Tuesday a former Minnesota Vikings’ draft pick learned that the hard way.
The Vikings have announced that they have waived quarterback Nate Stanley. He has been waived with an injury designation, meaning that if he clears waivers he will end on on the team’s injured reserve list.
A seventh-round pick of the Vikings out of Iowa in 2020, Stanley spent last season on the Vikings’ practice squad. He also missed a chunk of Training Camp this year because of the COVID scare that caused Kirk Cousins and Kellen Mond to miss practices as well.
When Stanley did come back, the Vikings apparently didn’t think much of his prospects, as he did not see any action in any of the Vikings’ three preseason games.
There’s a slim chance that the Vikings could bring Stanley back to the practice squad for this coming season, but given that he did not take any snaps this summer, it would be a bit of a surprise if they did.
We will be tracking all of the Vikings’ roster cuts on our Roster Cut Tracker, which you can find right here.