Vikings release 11, three more moves needed

The Minnesota Vikings released 11 players on Sunday on their way to Tuesday’s deadline to 75 players.

The Minnesota Vikings announced the following roster moves on Sunday, getting within three spots of the mandated roster limit of 75 players by Tuesday.

RB Joe Banyard, TE Brandon Bostick, CB Jalil Carter, CB Justin Coleman, WR DaVaris Daniels, T Stephen Goodin, LB Josh Kaddu, WR Jordan Leslie, DE Caesar Rayford, DT Chrishon Rose and CB DeMarcus Van Dyke were all released on Sunday.

Three more roster moves need to be made by Tuesday afternoon.

Banyard was the most known to Vikings followers. He was entering his third season with the team, rushing 21 times last year for 88 yards and catching nine passes for 62 yards. He appeared in 15 games for the team last year.

Bostick played in 13 games last year for the Green Bay Packers and 11 games in 2013. In those two seasons, he caught nine passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns.

Rosters must be trimmed to 75 players by 3 p.m. Tuesday and to 53 players by 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Vikings have their final preseason game on Thursday night at the Tennessee Titans.

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