With 2 preseason games in the books it’s time to take a stab at the Vikings final 53 man roster. As always were some tough cuts and a few eye browsing guys who snuck onto the roster. Soak it all in below.
Sam Bradford, Case Keenum
Notes: Only rolling with 2, Teddy should be back midseason and Taylor has shown …. not much.
Running backs (3)
Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray, Jerick McKinnon
Note: Tough to see CJ Ham go, but if Murray is truly healthy he can be expendable.
Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Laquon Treadwell, Jarius Wright, Rodney Adams, Stacy Coley
Note: One of the easier positions to predict … bye MoBo.
Tight ends (3)
Kyle Rudolph, David Morgan, Bucky Hodges
Note: Barring a surprise these should be the 3 amigos at TE for ’17.
Offensive line (10)
Riley Reiff, Mike Remmers, Willie Beavers, Rashod Hill, Alex Boone, Nick Easton, Pat Elflein, Joe Berger, Jeremiah Sirles, Danny Isidora
Note: Clemmings gets the ax, and Beavers sneaks in for another year in purple.
Defensive line (10)
Everson Griffen, Danielle Hunter, Brian Robison, Tashawn Bower, Linval Joseph, , Datone Jones, Jaleel Johnson, Shamar Stephen, Tom Johnson
Note: Talk about a loaded group up front, really looking forward to see what Bower has to offer.
Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, Edmond Robinson, Kentrell Brothers, Ben Gedeon, Eric Wilson
Note: Wilson sneaks in on his great play so far in preseason and Brothers although limited so far also gets another shot.
Defensive backs (10)
Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander, Terence Newman, Marcus Sherels, Harrison Smith, Andrew Sendejo, Anthony Harris, Jayron Kearse, Antone Exum Jr.
Note: Still not sold both Exum and Harris make the squad but they manage to do enough for now to make the 53.
K Kai Forbath, P Ryan Quigley, LS Kevin McDermott
Note: Quigley boots himself onto the final 53, and the other 2 should be locks.