The Minnesota Vikings have some hard decisions to make when filling up their practice squad following the cut to a 53 man active roster for the 2017 season.
The work of an NFL front office is never done. The Minnesota Vikings finally got done trimming their roster to be 53 players and now they need to seek individuals to fill up their practice squad.
While that doesn’t sound important, the practice squad can be a great tool for developing young talent and keeping a player tied to the franchise, even if it isn’t on the main roster for the team during the season.
Several players have developed on the practice squad over the years, including wide receiver Adam Thielen and safety Anthony Harris. Both those gentlemen have worked their way to the roster from the squad, proving how useful of a tool it can be.
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The announcements have started to filter in about signings to the practice squad. Here are some of the players confirmed to be on the roster by beat writers or the team:
- QB Kyle Sloter – (confirmed by Chris Tomasson)
- RB Bronson Hill – (confirmed by Chris Tomasson)
- WR Cayleb Jones – (confirmed by Chris Tomasson)
- TE Kyle Carter (confirmed by Chris Tomasson)
- OT Cedrick Lang (confirmed by Vikings.com)
- C Cornelius Edison (confirmed by Vikings.com)
- DE Ifeadi Odenigbo – (confirmed by Chris Tomasson)
- DT Dylan Bradley – (confirmed by Chris Tomasson)
- LB Elijah Lee – (confirmed by Andrew Krammer)
- CB Horace Richardson – (confirmed by Chris Tomasson)
Of course, these spots on the practice squad will continue to shift as the season goes on. There will be multiple times the team will make an addition or subtraction, but for now it’s great to see some young, talented players getting another shot at proving they have what it takes to be part of an NFL franchise.
This list will be updated as players are announced as signed on the practice squad until the team is full.
The Viking Age would like to congratulate these individuals on finding a place on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad and would like to wish them nothing but the best of luck as they follow their football dreams!