Vikings make it official: They cut Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond

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The Vikings had a busy day with two trades among their many moves.

Minnesota traded offensive lineman Jesse Davis to the Steelers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2025 draft. It sent a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Texans to acquire defensive lineman Ross Blacklock and a 2023 seventh-round selection.

The Vikings also released three vested veterans, with quarterback Sean Mannion, cornerback Nate Hairston and cornerback Parry Nickerson now free agents.

They waived safety Mike Brown, receiver Dan Chisena, tight end Zach Davidson, guard Wyatt Davis, safety Myles Dorn, guard Kyle Hinton, receiver Trishton Jackson, running back Bryant Koback, linebacker William Kwenkeu, linebacker Blake Lynch, outside linebacker Zach McCloud, quarterback Kellen Mond, tight end Nick Muse, outside linebacker Janarius Robinson, defensive lineman T.J. Smith, center Josh Sokol, linebacker Chazz Surratt, defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman and defensive lineman Armon Watts.

The Vikings waived defensive lineman Jullian Taylor with an injury settlement.

25 responses to “Vikings make it official: They cut Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond

  1. Don’t even put Mannion on the practice squad. Just make him an assistant QB coach since he is Kirk’s bff.

  2. Hinton, Surrat, Mond will likely go the practice squad. Not surprised to see Davidson and Muse cut after their preseason game showings. I would think they’d like to get Watts and Wyatt Davis back too, but Watts is likely going to sign quickly and WD is probably just throwing good money after bad.

  3. The best thing about a new regime is they can move forward with zero obligation to draft status. No keeping for covering their butts sake.

  4. Could’ve fooled me with the trading card industry. I don’t know how many Panini Kellen Mond autographs I have pulled. Every nice card that looks like its worth alot and then you see its another Mond.

  5. How many of the decisions the Vikings made today were world-class decisions? Asking for some friends…

  6. The best thing about a new regime is they can move forward with zero obligation to draft status. No keeping for covering their butts sake.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Hilarious. Viking fans have been saying this since the first regime change after their founding in 1961.

  7. With the expanded practice squad, a lot of those names will be right back on the team tomorrow. Zach Davidson, Zack McCloud, Jalen Twyman, and Josh Sokol are the guys I’d most like to see come back. Armon Watts will go to another team’s active roster. They must have had a big opinion on Ross Blacklock to replace him.

    The only draft pick cut was Nick Muse, who will be on the practice squad. Even the 6th-round offensive tackle who was a pretty big project made the team.

  8. I like teams with a competent and talented quarterback room as opposed to throwing draft picks at a dartboard while surveying the chaos.

  9. I agree on all these moves and am so happy they cleaned out the quarterback closet! I also posted earlier today they need to find Sloter again and get rid of that dud Mullins. SKOL!

  10. The only draft pick cut was Nick Muse, who will be on the practice squad. Even the 6th-round offensive tackle who was a pretty big project made the team.
    ————–
    If minny had 25 draft picks this year, almost all of them would have made that horrible team!

  11. I wouldn’t bring either of those guys back for the practice squad either. Who’s the 2nd string qb? Who cares.

  12. 3rd round pick Kellen Mond doesn’t even make it out of his second training camp. I think some of you owe Zim an apology.

  13. The only real surprise was Watts. The others either deserve to be cut or on the practice squad. Still concerned about LB and OT depth. The only apologies necessary after this round of cuts are Spielman to the Vikings for all those lousy 3rd round picks. At least he hit on the other draft rounds and better yet, didn’t waste a 1st round pick on a QB when a HOFer was already on staff.

  14. Strong winds blowing through Eagan.
    This team is a total mystery going into 2022.
    I like it. Lot of talent.

  15. Mullens is a better NFL QB than Sloter. Mullens has started 17 games and has thrown for about 4200 yards, that’s pretty darn good. He’s thrown a few picks…but with some good coaching he can be better. Very good move. Mond will most likely be on the PS, so long Mannion and Davis. Watts is a surprise, he will sign with someone and probably do well. I’m expecting them to be competitive, defense has to do better. Couldn’t have been much worse. Injuries have a lot to do with it… so backups are important. It’s a marathon not a sprint.

  16. Frazier28/7 says:

    Lot of talent.
    +++++
    There it is. Sorry, no, the talent is meager.

    Year after year from the Zim-pinnacle the Vikings have gotten progressively worse. The last year the roster had above-average talent was 2018. Just being honest, roster remains thin.

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