Vikings make six transactions ahead of Week 8 game vs. Packers

(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) Brett Jones
(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) Brett Jones /

The Minnesota Vikings had to make some roster moves for Week 8.

Heading into Week 9, the Minnesota Vikings are in a pretty rough spot. The team is dealing with players on the COVID-19 list as well as injuries, forcing them to make some transactions in order to be ready for Week 8.

The Green Bay Packers are a tough team. Even when at full strength, Aaron Rodgers and his team always play the purple and gold very hard and the games are definitely high-profile matchups for those who love the NFC North.

On Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings shared a list of six transactions they made on Twitter in order to be ready for Week 8. Here are the moves the team made:

Minnesota led with the news that Cameron Dantzler was activated from the COVID-19 list. This is huge news for a secondary depleted by corners and desperately needed help to deal with the Green Bay passing attack.

Next, news of Troy Dye being activated from IR is good news as well. Dye will provide some help at linebacker since right now the best options for the team are Eric Kendricks and Eric Wilson since Anthony Barr is on Injured Reserve.

Up next, Chris Jones was removed from the exemption list. Jones was in COVID-19 protocol after being claimed from the practice squad of the Arizona Cardinals. The cornerback will be a welcome addition to the team.

The offensive line gets a boost as well with Brett Jones being named as a replacement on the Vikings roster due to another player being put on the COVID-19 list. Considering the problems the team has been enduring in this unit, Jones might be able to help out.

Finally, safety Luther Kirk IV and defensive lineman Hercules Mata’afa have been activated to the team’s 53 man roster and will be available for Sunday’s game against the Packers if needed. However, they could also be inactive if the team deems fit.

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These moves will hopefully get the Minnesota Vikings more ready to deal with a Green Bay Packers team that has lost only one game this season and served a beatdown on the purple and gold in Week 1.