The Vikings released four young players on the roster in order to make room for the signing of 15 undrafted rookies.
The Vikings added players on offense and defense Tuesday, claiming one off waivers and signing one of their own former tight ends.
From Jamari Lattimore and Robert Francois to Terrell Manning and Sam Barrington, the Packers have depth behind starters A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones. Inside linebackers coach Winston Moss broke it down on Thursday afternoon.
We break into the 30s in our annual player rankings with Masthay, Mulligan and young defenders (Mike) Daniels, Moses and Manning.
There's no doubting Terrell Manning's toughness. Last training camp, a weak and sleep-deprived Manning went to the hospital yet practiced, anyway. His nasty bout with colitis behind him, Manning is ready to show the Packers' three-pick investment wasn't wasted.
Maybe more than any other player, tonight's game against Kansas City means everything to linebacker Terrell Manning, the team's fifth-round draft pick. Even Manning knows the coaching staff's big question. "Am I a playmaker?"
August 30, 2012