Vikings get to 75 man roster limit after John Sullivan release


The Minnesota Vikings made some roster moves to get to 75 players, including announcing the release of center John Sullivan and several other players.

The Minnesota Vikings fan base was already on the ropes today following the news of Teddy Bridgewater’s injury during practice, but now the news of the team releasing a veteran offensive lineman adds to the rough day.

On the team’s official website, a release was made listing the moves the team made to get to the 75 man roster required by the NFL. Following the news that the team was attempting to trade center John Sullivan, it was a bit of a surprise to see the team cut him outright.

Here is what the Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said about the move:

"“Our entire organization appreciates everything that John Sullivan has done for this franchise. Sullivan led our team, not only with how he played the game, but also with how he handled himself in our community. We wish John Sullivan and his family nothing but the best as they move forward.”"

Here are the other moves made by the Vikings to reach 75 players from the Twitter account of Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson:

These moves are in addition to these moves previously made:

"“The Vikings also announced earlier Tuesday that the following players were waived: DE Theiren Cockran, T Sean Hickey, TE Brian Leonhardt, DE Claudell Louis, WR Marken Michel, LB Terrance Plummer, G Austin Shepherd, WR Terrell Sinkfield and QB Brad Sorensen.”"

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The Viking Age would like to thank John Sullivan for everything he’s done with the Minnesota Vikings and wish him the best of luck going forward. As from Exum, Crichton, and Stoudermire, hopefully they can get another opportunity to prove themselves in the NFL, as each are talented enough to be worth another look.