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.
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
Chad Greenway, Jasper Brinkley, Anthony Barr, Michael Mauti, Gerald Hodges, Audie Cole, Larry Dean, Brandon Watts
Xavier Rhodes, Captain Munnerlyn, Josh Robinson, Jabari Price, Marcus Sherels, Shaun Prater
Harrison Smith, Robert Blanton, Andrew Sendejo, Antone Exum
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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