One of the biggest roster questions for the Vikings centered on the status of Joe Webb. Drafted in 2010 as a receiver and quickly moved to quarterback, the Vikings decided after a disastrous playoff effort in place of injured starter Christian Ponder to move Webb to receiver.
Webb wasn’t a lock to make the 53-man roster. For now, he has.
Whether he stays there remains to be seen. With fullback Jerome Felton (three games) and offensive lineman DeMarcus Love (four games) suspended, roster spots will be needed when they return.
The cuts include tight end Colin Anderson, running back Joe Banyard, safety Brandan Bishop, guard Travis Bond, cornerback Brandon Burton, receiver Stephen Burton, defensive tackle Everett Dawkins, safety Darius Eubanks, cornerback Bobby Felder, tight end Chase Ford, tackle Brandon Keith, defensive tackle Anthony McCloud, linebacker Tyrone McKenzie, tackle Kevin Murphy, defensive tackle Spencer Nealy, defensive end D’Aundre Reed, receiver Rodney Smith, receiver Adam Thielen, and defensive end Collins Ukwu.
Bond was a seventh-round pick in 2013, Brandon Burton was a fifth-round pick in 2011, Stephen Burton was a seventh-round pick in 2011, Dawkins was a seventh-round pick in 2013, and Reed was a seventh-round pick in 2011.
Guard Seth Olsen was placed on injured reserve, receiver Greg Childs remains on the PUP list, and defensive tackle Christian Ballard is on the left squad list.