Vikings put Datone Jones on IR as part of moves to 53

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The Vikings put defensive tackle Datone Jones on injured reserve, as part of their moves to get to the 53-man roster limit.

Jones, who was signed away from the Packers in free agency, suffered a shoulder injury. He may end up with an injury settlement and return elsewhere this year.

They also put quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on the physically unable to perform list, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd on reserve/non-football injury, and wide receiver Michael Floyd on reserve/suspended.

The Vikings released the following players: Guard Willie Beavers, wide receiver Moritz Böhringer, guard Alex Boone, defensive tackle Dylan Bradley, cornerback Sam Brown, tight end Kyle Carter, defensive tackle Chunky Clements, offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings, linebacker Noor Davis, tackle Reid Fragel, wide receiver Isaac Fruechte, quarterback Taylor Heinicke (Injured), running back Bronson Hill, wide receiver Cayleb Jones, guard Zac Kerin, kicker Marshall Koehn, linebcker Elijah Lee, quarterback Mitch Leidner, defensive end Sam McCaskill, running back Terrell Newby, defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo, cornerback Jabari Price,  tight end Josiah Price, cornerback Horace Richardson, cornerback Tre Roberson, linebacker Edmond Robinson, wide receiver R.J. Shelton (Injured), tackle Austin Shepherd, cornerback Terrell Sinkfield, defensive tackle Will Sutton, punter Taylor Symmank, guard Freddie Tagaloa, safety Jack Tocho and Nick Truesdell.

12 responses to “Vikings put Datone Jones on IR as part of moves to 53

  1. Guess it’s back to the practice squad for MoBö. Looks like Zimmer is getting rid of as much stench of last year’s offensive line as possible. Now he has to make sure the stench of the preseason doesn’t follow them into the regular season.

  2. In most cases, the team that loses a FA has a much better idea of that player’s true health picture than the team signing the FA.

    But the Vikings never seem to learn, they will sign Packer castoffs and later cut them because of injury or old age (Favre)

  3. I am so sad Datone Jones didn’t make it through camp to a 53-man roster. Maybe now he’ll be forced to come back to my Packers and suck. Again.

  4. I am so sad Datone Jones didn’t make it through camp to a 53-man roster
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    You like it when your team wastes millions of dollars?

  5. Jones’ fate was sealed the second the Vikings drafted Jaleel Johnson, who should be starting over Tom Johnson by mid-season. Props to Jones for bulking up and doing everything that Vikes asked of him, but he’s just a little too stiff and not althetic enough to make it as a “tweener” on a team loaded at DT/DE. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go back to GB.

  6. beer4guy says:
    …..I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go back to GB.

    He’s too big to play at Elephant end now – he’s not coming back to GB. He’s officially a bust. He’ll catch on as a 43 DE or 3 Tech somewhere I’d bet. 1st round picks almost always get 2/3rd chances.

  7. filthymcnasty3 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm
    Viking fans were so proud of themselves when they gave him all that money. Right down the drain.

    LOL
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    I don’t remember anyone being all that excited about that signing…I said I thought it was a curious move because he was a bust in GB but they wanted to put him back at his college position…whatever, not that big of a deal…they tried it out, he gave it his best shot, but the Vikings already had a deep line and Jaleel Johnson outplayed some of the vets in OTA’S, training camp and the preseason…so they move on..,good luck to him, I hope he catches on somewhere and has a decent career…seemed like a hard worker and it just didn’t work out…

  8. filthymcnasty3 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm
    Viking fans were so proud of themselves when they gave him all that money. Right down the drain.

    LOL

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    Must be tough being an ex packer. You give it your all, laying it on the line and the minute you leave or get traded the packer fans turn on you.

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