Vikings Announce Cuts To Make 53

The Vikings have trimmed their roster down to 53 players. Notably, the team waived kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik, who they just traded a fifth-round pick for a few weeks ago. They also sent packing quarterback Kyle Sloter, who has starred in the preseason the past couple of years and earned a lot of fans. Finally, the team cut their losses with first-round bust Laquon Treadwell. Minnesota drafted the former Ole Miss receiver 23rd overall back in 2016, and he never topped 200 yards with the team.

Here’s the full list of moves:

Waived:

DE Ade Aruna (Injured)

WR Jeff Badet

FB Khari Blasingame

QB Jake Browning

LB Reshard Cliett

T Aviante Collins

DT Curtis Cothran

WR Davion Davis

LB Devante Downs

C Cornelius Edison

RB De’Angelo Henderson

TE Cole Hikutini

WR Alexander Hollins

CB Craig James

DE Stacy Keely

C John Keenoy

LB Greer Martini

CB Nate Meadors

WR Dillon Mitchell

T Storm Norton

DT Tito Odenigbo

DE Anree Saint-Amour

DE Karter Schult

QB Kyle Sloter

LB Cameron Smith

S Derron Smith

CB Duke Thomas

WR Laquon Treadwell

P/K Kaare Vedvik

T Nate Wozniak

S Isaiah Wharton (Injured)

WR Brandon Zylstra

Placed on Reserve/PUP:

TE David Morgan

Placed on Reserve/NFI:

DE Tashawn Bower

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11 comments on “Vikings Announce Cuts To Make 53

    • Crycket

      Oh no! A 5th rd pick wasted on a player that was a position of need! How will they EVER cope?!?! That 5th pd pick may have ended up something special next year! Like a backup special teamer, or even a practice squad addition!

      Honestly. It was a 5th rd pick. Get over it.

        • Dorothy_Mantooth

          There have been 540 5th round picks (not including compensatory picks) since 2000, and the article lists 10 great ones. So there’s a 1.8% chance the Vikings gave up a Pro Bowler for a chance at a starting kicker. I’d take those odds…

          • Pablo

            They wasted a 5th rounder last year for a failure while in purple too. It just shows they can’t pick kickers. I’d take two 5th rounders over nothing and a tie game because of kicker that gets cut

        • Crycket

          Lol I knew someone would reply with a really insignificant article. Dorothy Mantooth nailed it. You are talking about about ridiculously small odds that this 5th rd pick would have been a productive player. The odds are much more likely that a 5th rd pick won’t see more than their rookie contract. Much more likely. Actually, I’ll let you do a little more research, article boy. Go find me a list of 5th rd picks the Vikings have drafted over the last decade, and we will see just how many of those planned out.

          • Hannibal8us

            I saw someone list the last 10 5th rounders by the Vikes and other than Diggs none have had any impact in the NFL.

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