Vikings Roster Moves: Sign OL Asper, Waive Bowman, Brown

The roster shuffle continues for the Vikings. This morning we learned they had swung a trade with Arizona for cornerback A.J. Jefferson. Confirmation has since been received that the team has indeed traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Cardinals for Jefferson. The Vikings then scoured the waiver wire and picked up offensive lineman Mark Asper, who was waived by the Bills.

To make room for the new acquisitions, the Vikes have reportedly waived OT Patrick Brown and CB Zack Bowman. The Vikings are also in the process of finalizing their practice squad. Reportedly, former Packer Tori Gurley – who somewhat infamously spurned the Vikings’ offer of a roster spot last season to remain on the Packers practice squad – will be one of the eight men added to the scout team when all is said and done. Manny Arceneaux reportedly refused a spot on the Vikings’ practice squad to sign with the Redskins’ practice squad.

Former Viking Solomon Elimimian has reportedly been added to the Browns’ practice squad.

Asper is a 6-foot-7, 325 pound former Oregon Duck who was taken in the 6th round this year by Buffalo.

I’ll post the full Vikings practice squad when it’s announced. At last report the team was still in the process of looking for D-linemen to sign up.

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