The dust has settled, the smoke has cleared, and only about three hours after the league-mandated deadline, we finally know the full 53-man roster of the Minnesota Vikings. Well, what will be their 53-man roster for a day or so until they start making more moves.
Without any further ado, here’s what it all looks like. Keep in mind that newly acquired tight end Chris Herndon is not listed on the 53 because the trade for him was not made official before the deadline. He will officially be a Viking tomorrow. Players with a * are one that we know are dealing with injuries and can now be placed on short-term IR starting tomorrow.
Quarterback (2) - Kirk Cousins, Kellen Mond
Running Back (3) - Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison, Kene Nwangwu*
Fullback (1) - C.J. Ham
Wide Receiver (6) - Dan Chisena, Justin Jefferson, K.J. Osborn, Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Adam Thielen, Dede Westbrook
Tight End (3) - Tyler Conklin, Brandon Dillon, Irv Smith Jr.*
Offensive Line (9) - Garrett Bradbury, Blake Brandel, Ezra Cleveland, Mason Cole, Christian Darrisaw*, Wyatt Davis, Rashod Hill, Brian O’Neill, Oli Udoh
Defensive End (5) - Jalyn Holmes, Danielle Hunter, Patrick Jones II, Stephen Weatherly, D.J. Wonnum
Defensive Tackle (5) - James Lynch, Michael Pierce, Sheldon Richardson, Dalvin Tomlinson, Armon Watts
Linebacker (7) - Anthony Barr*, Ryan Connelly, Troy Dye, Blake Lynch, Eric Kendricks, Chazz Surratt, Nick Vigil
Cornerback (6) - Mackensie Alexander, Kris Boyd, Bashaud Breeland, Cameron Dantzler, Harrison Hand, Patrick Peterson
Safety (4) - Camryn Bynum, Josh Metellus, Harrison Smith, Xavier Woods
Special Teams (2)
Kicker (1) - Greg Joseph
Punter (1) - Britton Colquitt
There you have it, folks. . .what do you think of what the team looks like to start with?
(Also, thanks to commenter Knox5 for putting this in the FanPosts while I was getting the last few cuts and stuff sorted out. I appreciate it.)