The Minnesota Vikings trimmed their roster to the league-mandated 53 players by 3 p.m. Central Saturday, releasing more than a dozen players to get there on the same day they traded a first-round draft pick and a conditional fourth-round pick to acquire QB Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles.
Predictably, it was mostly young players released in the trim down to 53 players, but among the moves were placing veteran safety Michael Griffin and CB Jabari Price on injured reserve.
The team also placed QB Taylor Heinicke on the reserve/non-football injury list and released QB Joel Stave, moves made possible by the acquisition of Bradford. That means they currently have two quarterbacks – Shaun Hill and Bradford – on their active roster. Stave could be added to the practice squad as insurance if they need to quickly call up a third quarterback in case of injury.
Among the draft picks released were German WR Moritz Bohringer, G Willie Beavers and DE Stephen Weatherly.
Here are the complete moves made (the practice squad can start being assembled at 11 a.m. Sunday):