On Tuesday, as a part of their final cuts, the Minnesota Vikings released a player that was starting for them on the offensive line just a season ago.
According to Tom Pelissero, the Vikings have released guard Dakota
Dorsett Dozier as a part of their final cuts. As a longer-tenured NFL player, I believe that means he is not subject to waivers and can sign somewhere else immediately.
The #Vikings released veteran OL Dakota Dorsett, source said. Plan is to bring him back on practice squad initially.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2021
Dozier was the only player to play every offensive snap for the Vikings last season (other than Kirk Cousins). He struggled for much of the season, allowing pressure to get to Cousins more frequently than he should have and having other issues as well.
Despite Dozier’s struggles last year, it’s still a bit surprising to see the Vikings let him go. Dozier is one of those guys that you would expect Mike Zimmer to want around for depth purposes, but apparently that is not the case at this time.
We will be keeping track of all of the Vikings’ roster cuts on our Roster Cut Tracker, which you can find right here.