Vikings waive Nate Stanley

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The Vikings have pared down their quarterback room ahead of the start of training camp.

The team announced that they have waived Nate Stanley on Tuesday. Kirk Cousins, Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond remain on the roster.

Stanley was a seventh-round pick in 2020 and spent his rookie season on the practice squad. He was waived with an injury during final cuts last year and spent the year on injured reserve after he went unclaimed.

The move gives the Vikings an empty roster spot to use before their full squad reports to camp on July 26. If they don’t fill it with another quarterback to serve as a camp arm, the team may have their eyes on bolstering another position before they get too deep into the summer.

13 responses to “Vikings waive Nate Stanley

  1. Too bad he can’t go back to Iowa for another season or two. The QBs they have there now flat-out blow.

  2. Don’t the kid ever got a fair chance to prove himself. At one time he was projected as early round good pro prospect. Hope he can catch on with someone. PS, he has to be better than MANNION…

  3. ==Why would you ever draft a quarterback in the seventh round?==

    A very good question! I say, wait at least until the 9th round, like with Johnny Unitas and Brad Johnson, or the 10th like with Roger Staubach.

  4. Clearing a spot for the first player cut from GB once camp starts. You all know the drill.

  5. Probably time to hang ‘em up when you get cut from a roster that includes Mannion and Mond.

  6. Why is Sean Manion even in the NFL??? He is just awful! I don’t understand the Vikings wasting a rooster spot on this scrub???

  7. purpleisthenewgold says:
    July 19, 2022 at 3:13 pm
    ==Why would you ever draft a quarterback in the seventh round?==

    A very good question! I say, wait at least until the 9th round, like with Johnny Unitas and Brad Johnson, or the 10th like with Roger Staubach.
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    Those are fresh references, but you made my point anyway. If you really have to have him, sign him as a UDFA. Did anyone on earth think Nate Stanley was ever going to play in the NFL? Spielman was the king of wasted draft picks.

  8. Great Wisconsin kid from a great Menomonie WI HS program. Tore up Ohio State on national television as a junior at Iowa where he wore #4. Wish the Packers would give the guy a look…

  9. Those are fresh references, but you made my point anyway. If you really have to have him, sign him as a UDFA. Did anyone on earth think Nate Stanley was ever going to play in the NFL? Spielman was the king of wasted draft picks.

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    So, why should any team draft any player in the 7th round if the logic is they can just sign them as an UDFA? There were 11 players drafted after Stanley, 10 of whom weren’t QBs, and none of them have done anything.

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