The Vikings reduced their roster to 53 players by cutting 19 players today and making roster moves to get to the 53-man limit. There were rumors that the Vikings would seriously consider re-signing cornerback Antoine Winfield, who was one of the cuts earlier today of the Seattle Seahawks – less than six months after he was signed to a free agent contract. But Winfield announced he was retiring after being released.
The Vikings made several roster moves to get to the 53-man limit, but these are the players who were cut:
TE Colin Anderson
RB Joe Banyard
S Brandon Bishop
OL Travis Bond
CB Brandon Burton
WR Stephen Burton
DT Everett Dawkins
S Darius Eubanks
CB Bobby Felder
TE Chase Ford
OL Brandon Keith
DT Anthony McCloud
LB Tyrone McKenzie
OL Kevin Murphy
DE Spencer Nealy
DE D'Aundre Reed
WR Rodney Smith
WR Adam Thielen
DE Collins Ukwu
The Vikings didn't release offensive lineman DeMarcus Love. Instead, the team receives a roster exemption for both him and Jerome Felton, both of whom were suspended by the NFL for violations of league rules.
In other moves to get down to the roster limit, the Vikings have wide receiver Greg Childs on the physically unable to perform list, DT Christian Ballard on the left squad list and placed guard Seth Olsen, who suffered a concussion Thursday night, on the injured reserve list.
VU will have an update coming later looking at those who made the roster and how the positional numbers shake out.
Vikings cut 19 players; Winfield retiring
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