Roster Watch


The Vikings go into camp with 80 men on their roster, and will have to trim that to 53 by the time the season starts.  The current position-by-position breakdown follows the jump (depth chart positions subject to debate in some cases; starters in italics):



Tarvaris Jackson

Gus Frerotte

John David Booty

Brooks Bollinger

Running Back

Adrian Peterson

Chester Taylor

Maurice Hicks

Albert Young


Thomas Tapeh

Jeff Dugan

Naufahu Tahi


Ryan Cook

Bryant McKinnie

Marcus Johnson

Chase Johnson

Drew Radovich


Steve Hutchinson

Anthony Herrera

Artis Hicks

Brian Daniels

Mike Jones


Matt Birk

John Sullivan

Dan Mozes

Tim Mattran

Tight End

Visanthe Shiancoe

Jim Kleinsasser

Garrett Mills

Braden Jones

Wide Receiver

Bernard Berrian

Bobby Wade

Sidney Rice

Robert Ferguson

Aundrae Allison

Jaymar Johnson

Martin Nance

Nate Jones

Darius Reynaud

Daniel Davis

Defense/Special Teams

Defensive End

Jared Allen

Ray Edwards

Brian Robison

Jayme Mitchell

Ellis Wyms

Otis Grigsby

Martail Burnett

Defensive Tackle

Kevin Williams

Pat Williams

Fred Evans

Letroy Guiron

Kenderick Allen

Leger Douzable


E.J. Henderson

Ben Leber

Chad Greenway

Heath Farwell

Vinny Ciurciu

Derrick Pope

Rufus Alexander

David Herron

Erin Henderson

Jeremy Leman


Antoine Winfield

Cedric Griffin

Marcus McCauley

Charles Gordon

Benny Sapp

Dee McCann

Marcus Walker

Brandon Sumrall


Darren Sharper

Madieu Williams

Michael Boulware

Tyrell Johnson

Eric Frampton

Jusain Abdullah


Ryan Longwell

Steven Hauschka


Chris Kluwe

Long Snapper

Cullen Loeffler

Hard to find any real positional battles there.  The best one is probably at tight end, where I’m hoping Garrett Mills, who showed flashes in the final game of last season, will push Visanthe Shiancoe.  Maybe Marcus McCauley or Charles Gordon can make things uncomfortable for Cedric Griffin?  Everything else looks set, barring injury or guys suddenly forgetting how to play.  I’ll continue to update this as camp progresses, reflecting cuts, and any changes in depth chart position.