The Minnesota Vikings announced that they have cut linebackers Terrance Plummer and Alex Singleton.
The Minnesota Vikings’ roster was feeling a bit linebacker-heavy after a string of recent moves at the position, so the team made a couple more moves to remedy that, cutting LBs Terrance Plummer and Alex Singleton.
The 22-year-old Plummer entered the NFL with the Redskins in 2015 as a UDFA out of Central Florida and actually made it onto the active roster for a short time before being cut. Plummer was signed to the Vikings’ practice squad in October 2015, cut in December and re-signed later in the same month.
The Vikings signed Plummer to a reserve/future contract in January.
The 22-year-old Singleton came into the league in 2015 with the Seahawks as a UDFA out of Montana State. He was released in September and picked up by the Patriots for their practice squad. He was cut by the Patriots and picked up by the Vikings in late December for their practice squad. Like Plummer, Singleton signed a reserve/future deal in January.
The Vikings have done a ton of roster shuffling at the linebacker position in recent weeks. During the height of free agency, they picked up former Bengals LB Emmanuel Lamur and former Lions LB Travis Lewis. The Vikings also brought back Audie Cole on a one-year deal.
Last week, the Vikings brought back veteran Chad Greenway on a one-year deal reportedly worth $2.75 million with $750,000 guaranteed.
The Vikings have eight linebackers on the roster going into the draft, including starters Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks and promising 2015 draft pick Edmond Robinson. 2014 pick Brandon Watts is still on the team but he will be on the bubble at the start of camp.
Some have speculated that the Vikings might go linebacker in the first round this year, possibly targeting Ohio State’s Darron Lee or Alabama’s Reggie Ragland, but given their other needs it seems highly unlikely that they would spend the #23 overall pick on a linebacker.