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Vikings 53 Man Roster: Lots Of Linebackers, Not Many Tight Ends

Let’s have a gander at the Vikings’ 53-man roster in the wake of today’s cuts and see how this thing breaks down numbers-wise.

Quarterbacks (3)

Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater, Christian Ponder

Running backs/Fullbacks (5)

Adrian Peterson, Jerome Felton, Matt Asiata, Jerick McKinnon, Zach Line

Tight ends (2)

Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison

Wide receivers (5)

Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings, Jarius Wright, Adam Thielen, Rodney Smith

(Note: Jerome Simpson is on the suspended list which does not count against the 53)

Offensive line (9)

Matt Kalil, Charlie Johnson, John Sullivan, Brandon Fusco, Phil Loadholt, Austin Wentworth, Joe Berger, David Yankey, Vladimir Ducasse

Defensive line (8)

Everson Griffen, Sharrif Floyd, Linval Joseph, Brian Robison, Corey Wootton, Shamar Stephen, Tom Johnson, Scott Crichton

Linebackers (8)

Chad Greenway, Jasper Brinkley, Anthony Barr, Michael Mauti, Gerald Hodges, Audie Cole, Larry Dean, Brandon Watts

Cornerbacks (6)

Xavier Rhodes, Captain Munnerlyn, Josh Robinson, Jabari Price, Marcus Sherels, Shaun Prater

Safeties (4)

Harrison Smith, Robert Blanton, Andrew Sendejo, Antone Exum

Specialists (3)

Blair Walsh, Jeff Locke, Cullen Loeffler

Conclusion: Not sure this will be the 53 the Vikings take to St. Louis with them a week from now. We could see a pickup in the defensive backfield or at tight end. One of those linebackers is probably still going to be gone.

Consider this roster still a work-in-progress. Rick Spielman, do your magic.

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