Babatunde Aiyegbusi

Vikings Reduce Roster To 53 Players

Having acquired offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles from the Chargers earlier today, the Vikings needed to remove 23 players from their active roster, as the league moved from 75-man rosters down to 53-man squads. Minnesota announced all of its moves in one go, issuing a press release that features 22 cuts, along with cornerback Jabari Price heading to the reserve/suspended list.

Here are the players cut today by the Vikings:

  • T Babatunde Aiyegbusi
  • DT Chigbo Anunoby
  • DE B.J. Dubose
  • G Isame Faciane
  • C Tom Farniok
  • WR Donte Foster
  • WR Isaac Fruechte
  • S Anthony Harris
  • RB DuJuan Harris
  • DT Greg Hickman
  • DE Leon Mackey
  • LB Michael Mauti
  • LB Brian Peters
  • CB Shaun Prater
  • FB Blake Renaud
  • CB Josh Thomas
  • T Tyrus Thompson
  • C Bobby Vardaro
  • LB Brandon Watts
  • WR Ryan Whalen
  • RB Dominique Williams
  • OL David Yankey

Minor Moves: Thursday

Tonight’s minor moves..

  • The Vikings announced that they have signed 6’9″, 351-pound Polish lineman Babatunde Aiyegbusi, as Craig Peters of writes. The 27-year-old, who played for the Dresden Monarchs of the German Football League in 2014, is the fifth Polish-born player in NFL history. In related moves, the club has waived linebacker Justin Anderson and guard Jordan McCray.
  • Linebacker Danny Lansanah, an exclusive-rights free agent, signed his one-year tender from the Buccaneers, as Mike Wilkening of Pro Football Talk writes. The 29-year-old is coming off the best season of his career and could compete for a starting role at strong-side linebacker next season.