5 players Minnesota Vikings can’t risk sneaking on practice squad

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse
Kenny Willekes, Michigan State Spartans

Kenny Willekes #48 of the Michigan State Spartans against Gunnar Vogel #73 of the Northwestern Wildcats (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings have tough roster choices in 2020, but these five players would be risky additions to the practice squad.

The Minnesota Vikings drafted 15 rookies via the 2020 NFL Draft this year and signed a handful more undrafted free agents after the draft concluded. They simply don’t have room for every one of these players on their 53-man roster. They are surely planning on having quite a few of them be members of their practice squad, where they can look to further develop their skills.

The problem is before they can make it to the practice squad, they have to clear waivers. The 24 hours following cut day is a bit of an open-feeding ground for teams, who can look to fill holes on their roster with the sudden influx of available players. There are some new rules under the league’s new collective bargaining agreement, which includes increasing the size of the practice squad from 10 to 12 players, along with an option-like system similar to Major League Baseball.

But that opening period is still a nervous waiting game for players, who can still be subject to the waiver wire.

The Vikings have a lot of talented players they could be trying to sneak onto their practice squad. They’ll be holding their breaths until they clear waivers and are able to be signed.

They do, however, have some players they flat out shouldn’t take the risk with. These players are very likely to get vultured by other teams, and the Vikings are better off just keeping them on the final 53 man roster.

Here’s a list of some players the Minnesota Vikings could lose if they try to get them on the practice squad this season.

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse
Load Comments