Vikings waive Kenny Willekes with injury designation

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The Vikings signed defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard on Thursday, so they had to make a corresponding move. They waived defensive lineman Kenny Willekes with an injury designation to make room for Bullard on the 90-player roster.

The Vikings made Willekes a seventh-round choice in 2020.

Willekes, 24, played six games last season. He saw action on 202 defensive snaps and 27 on special teams.

He made 2.5 sacks, seven quarterback hits and 18 tackles.

Willekes will revert to the Vikings’ injured reserve if he clears waivers.

5 responses to “Vikings waive Kenny Willekes with injury designation

  1. 2.5 snaps on limited action? Sorry to see him go. He was one of those high motor guys that never stops. Good luck Kenny.

  2. He had 2.5 sacks in six games? That’s 7-some sacks per season from a 7th round back-up? That’s what is called a find. The Vikings are taking a chance, exposing him like that. I’d love to see the Packers steal him.

  3. This seems like a fairly standard procedural practice to open a roster spot. I’d be pretty surprised if he didn’t revert to injured reserve and be back on the roster come training camp.

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