The Vikings announced their final cuts to reach the 53-man roster limit and it includes a pair of defensive backs and offensive linemen that seemed safe just a year ago.
Gone are linemen Adam Goldberg, traded to the Rams for an undisclosed draft pick in 2007, and Chris Liwienski, who was among the 21 players released. Two safeties -- Willie Offord and Dustin Fox (converted to corneback this year) -- were recent first-day draft picks who didn't fit into the new system, despite the loss of Tank Williams for the season.
Here is the full list of cuts by position:
QUARTERBACK -- Mike McMahon, J.T. O'Sullivan.
RUNNING BACK -- Adimchobe Echemandu, Steven Jackson.
WIDE RECEIVER -- Josh Davis, Ryan Hoag, Chris Jones, Kevin Kasper.
TIGHT END -- Richard Angulo.
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN -- Chris Liwienski, Jason Palermo, Donald Penn.
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN -- DeQuincy Scott, Khreem Smith, Eric Taylor.
LINEBACKER -- Rod Davis, Kyle McKenzie.
DEFENSIVE BACKS -- Tony Beckham, Dustin Fox, Charles Gordon, Willie Offord.
Vikings Cut 21 Players
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