Vikings reveal all of their final cuts heading into the 2019 season

(Photo by Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Mike Zimmer
(Photo by Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Mike Zimmer /

The Minnesota Vikings have announced their final cuts and revealed the 53 players who will be suiting up for them during the upcoming season.

Final cut day is a bittersweet time each year for players attempting to make the Minnesota Vikings or any other team around the NFL. As talented as some guys may be, they may not end up being the right fit for the roster they are attempting to make.

This year was no different for the Vikings as they had to make some tough decisions on Saturday to finalize their roster for the upcoming 2019 regular season.

Among the players Minnesota decided to let go this year were quarterback Kyle Sloter, kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik, offensive lineman Aviante Collins, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell,

Below is the full list of guys who the Vikings have parted ways with to get their roster down to 53 players.

  • Cornelius Edison – C
  • John Keenoy – C
  • Craig James – CB
  • Nate Meadors – CB
  • Duke Thomas – CB
  • Anree Saint- Amour – DE
  • Ade Aruna – DE
  • Stacy Keely – DE
  • Karter Schult – DE
  • Curtis Cothran – DT
  • Tito Odenigbo – DT
  • Khari Blasingame – FB
  • Danny Isidora – G (trade)
  • Kaare Vedvik – K/P
  • Reshard Cliett – LB
  • Devante Downs – LB
  • Greer Martini – LB
  • Cameron Smith – LB
  • Aviante Collins – OT
  • Storm Norton – OT
  • Nate Wozniak – OT
  • Jake Browning – QB
  • Kyle Sloter – QB
  • De’Angelo Henderson – RB
  • Derron Smith – S
  • Isaiah Wharton – S
  • Cole Hikutini – TE
  • Jeff Badet – WR
  • Davion Davis – WR
  • Alexander Hollins – WR
  • Dillon Mitchell – WR
  • Laquon Treadwell – WR
  • Brandon Zylstra – WR

In addition to these moves, Minnesota tight end David Morgan will begin the season on the PUP list and miss the first six games of the year. Defensive end Tashawn Bower remains on the NFI list and cornerback Holton Hill won’t count against the roster until his eight-game suspension has been served.

The biggest surprises of the day have to be Sloter and Vedvik. Minnesota clearly feels that Sean Mannion is a better No. 2 option behind Kirk Cousins and Vedvik’s inability to make kicks in the preseason ultimately resulted in the team letting him go despite them trading a fifth-round draft pick to acquire him a few weeks ago.

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Considering their recent history, the Vikings could still look to add a few new players before their season kicks off on September 8. But for now, Minnesota believes they have the best group of 53 players to help lead them to success in 2019.