Vikings trim roster to 53

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The Vikings have announced the moves that were made to reduce the roster to 53 players.

Here’s the full list.

Waived were fullback Jake Bargas, tackle Blake Brandel, quarterback Jake Browning, cornerback Nevelle Clark, guard Aviante Collins, receiver Quartney Davis, tight end Brandon Dillon, safety Myles Dorn, cornerback Mark Fields II, tight end Nakia Griffin-Stewart, guard Kyle Hinton, receiver Alexander Hollins, center Brett Jones, center Jake Lacina, linebacker Blake Lynch, cornerback Nate Meadors, safety Josh Metellus, receiver Dillon Mitchell, defensive tackle David Moa, safety Steven Parker, linebacker David Reese II, and quarterback Nate Stanley.

The moves leave the Vikings with two quarterbacks, five running backs, seven receivers, nine offensive linemen, eleven defensive linemen, five linebackers, six cornerbacks, only two safeties, a kicker, a punter, and a long snapper.

More moved undoubtedly will be made as waivers claims are processed and free agents are signed.

20 responses to “Vikings trim roster to 53

  1. I think one of those CBs, Meadows if I’m remembering correctly, has actually been playing safety during camp

  2. Chiefs Chop Chiefs Chop says:
    September 5, 2020 at 5:03 pm
    So why have all those 6 and 7 round draft picks if you just end up cutting most of them?

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    Spielman did that instead of signing them as UDFAs. It was time saving due to COVID.

  3. They try to get 6th and 7th round picks so they have their rights and don’t have to bid over them as UDFAs.

  4. Those 6th and 7th rounders released will be developed on the expanded practice squad. A couple of those WRs and DL shouldn’t get too comfortable as the team is still looking for a safety or two.

  5. Surprised by the release of S Josh Metellus given they only kept Smith and Harris. Clearly there will be more moves at Safety.

  6. Mike Yeatts says:
    September 5, 2020 at 5:47 pm
    Now if the Minnesota football team would trim, that Offensive nickname…
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    It’s all they have, can’t we just let them keep it. Zero championships!

    Still
    Keep
    On
    Losing!!! SKOL!!!

  7. soisaystotheguyi says:
    September 5, 2020 at 6:23 pm
    Mike Yeatts says:
    September 5, 2020 at 5:47 pm
    Now if the Minnesota football team would trim, that Offensive nickname…
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    It’s all they have, can’t we just let them keep it. Zero championships!

    Still
    Keep
    On
    Losing!!! SKOL!!!
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    Dude I totally agree let’s go eat a bunch of brats in Miller Park and tailgate while we cheer on Aaron’s ex buddy Ryan and their quest to finally be relaxant.

  8. Chiefs Chop Chiefs Chop says:
    September 5, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    So why have all those 6 and 7 round draft picks if you just end up cutting most of them?

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    The Vikings had 12 first round picks from 2011-2019. 4 remain. Those gone include Ponder (12), Waynes (11) and Kalil (4). Maybe Tricky Rick is changing it up?

  9. Dan Chisena is not really a WR.he has moved to safety and will play primarily on special teams

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    He’s not really a safety either. He’s a track guy they can fit under the cap. For now.

  10. packerlies says:
    September 5, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    +++++

    The Vikings had 12 first round picks from 2011-2019. 4 remain. Those gone include Ponder (12), Waynes (11) and Kalil (4). Maybe Tricky Rick is changing it up?

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    They can’t all be as good as “ Derek Sherrod, Datone Jones, Ha Ha Clinton Dix, Damorious Randall or Rashan Gary

  11. packerlies says:
    September 5, 2020 at 7:24 pm
    How does one become relaxant? Asking the new Jeffy.
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    Sorry cool dude I had a typo, darn Milwaukee education. Obviously we aren’t relaxed the darn Brewers still are championshipless. Let’s just got eat more brats and go meet up at Free’s house and see if his parents will let’s us eat lasagna while we discuss the devastation of Jake K Getting cut! See ya there dude!

  12. nathanp2013 says:
    September 5, 2020 at 8:24 pm
    packerlies says:
    September 5, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    +++++

    The Vikings had 12 first round picks from 2011-2019. 4 remain. Those gone include Ponder (12), Waynes (11) and Kalil (4). Maybe Tricky Rick is changing it up?

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    They can’t all be as good as “ Derek Sherrod, Datone Jones, Ha Ha Clinton Dix, Damorious Randall or Rashan Gary
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    Hey pal quit cherry picking players. Might I remind you of a all star named Nick Perry he’s still kicking butt for the pack dudes right? And how about the next Pat Mahomes, Mr I-N-T i mean Jordan Love.
    #brats #gravy!

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