Vikings reveal the 53 players to make their final 2021 roster

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Garrett Bradbury
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After trimming their roster on Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings now have the 53 players they will be rolling into the 2021 regular season with.

As it was for every other team around the NFL, Tuesday was very active for the Minnesota Vikings as they figured out which players to keep on their final roster and which guys to let go.

Some tough decisions were made by the Vikings this year, but overall, most of their choices weren’t very surprising.

Parting ways with players wasn’t the only thing Minnesota did on Tuesday as they also made a trade with the New York Jets to acquire tight end Chris Herndon. The Vikings are hoping Herndon can help improve their tight end depth until Irv Smith Jr. is able to recover from his Meniscus surgery.

Minnesota Vikings announce their final 2021 roster

After reducing their roster to 53 players on Tuesday, Minnesota now knows which players will be helping them this season in their efforts to get back to the playoffs.

With almost two weeks until their regular-season opener on September 12 though, the Vikings could still make some roster moves before they take the field to face the Cincinnati Bengals.

But for now, here’s who made the cut for Minnesota this year.

  • QBs
  • RBs
  • WRs
    • Justin Jefferson
    • Adam Thielen
    • Dede Westbrook
    • K.J. Osborn
    • Ihmir Smith-Marsette
    • Dan Chisena
  • TEs
    • Irv Smith Jr.
    • Tyler Conklin
    • Brandon Dillon
    • Chris Herndon (Pending trade approval)
  • OL
    • Christian Darrisaw (OT)
    • Rashod Hill (OT)
    • Brian O’Neill (OT)
    • Blake Brandel (OT)
    • Oli Udoh (G/T)
    • Ezra Cleveland (G)
    • Wyatt Davis (G)
    • Garrett Bradbury (C)
    • Mason Cole
  • DL
    • Danielle Hunter (DE)
    • D.J. Wonnum (DE)
    • Stephen Weatherly (DE)
    • Patrick Jones II (DE)
    • Jalyn Holmes (DE)
    • Dalvin Tomlinson (DT)
    • Michael Pierce (DT)
    • Sheldon Richardson (DT)
    • Armon Watts (DT)
    • James Lynch (DT)
  • LBs
    • Anthony Barr
    • Eric Kendricks
    • Nick Vigil
    • Troy Dye
    • Chazz Surratt
    • Blake Lynch
    • Ryan Connelly
  • CBs
    • Patrick Peterson
    • Bashaud Breeland
    • Mackensie Alexander
    • Kris Boyd
    • Cameron Dantzler
    • Harrison Hand
  • S

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  • ST
    • Greg Joseph (K)
    • Britton Colquitt (P)