The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Los Angeles Rams 27-25 on Thursday night, but who raised or lowered their stock in the final preseason game of 2016?
The Minnesota Vikings hosted the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday in the fourth and final preseason game of the year. With the news of Teddy Bridgewater’s injury seeping through the locker room, there wasn’t much energy for the team to start the game. Luckily, after the first quarter the Vikings got their ducks in a row and started to look like a quality team once more.
With most of the starters sitting this game out for precautionary reasons, the Vikings were left with a short-handed team of fringe players who were all desperate to put some highlights on film in the hopes of making a 53-man roster.
It is tough to judge how the players performed in this game for many reasons. Most of the players had just witnessed their leader get injured during a non-contact play, so their nerves were surely shaken. Most of the players also went out on the field knowing this could be their last time in a professional football uniform, so they brought extra gusto on every play – for a mixed bag of results.
With that in mind, let’s get into the stock report to see who possibly played their way onto the roster, and who played themselves out the door.
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