3 in and 3 out after the Vikings preseason loss to the Raiders

(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) Albert Wilson
(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) Albert Wilson /
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3 Vikings in after Week 1 of the 2022 preseason

Patrick Jones II – OLB

As a rookie in 2021, Patrick Jones II was used sparingly by the Vikings, and he didn’t make much of an impact. Heading into this year’s training camp, some wondered if Jones was going to have a spot on Minnesota’s final 2022 roster.

Well, based on his performance in camp so far, and his play out on the field on Sunday, the young pass rusher should still be on the Vikings’ roster once the regular season begins in a few weeks.

Minnesota did well at getting to the quarterback in their preseason game against the Raiders, especially Jones, who led all Vikings players with five pressures according to PFF.

Ty Chandler – RB

Figuring out how many running backs to keep on the final roster just got a lot tougher for Minnesota after Sunday thanks to rookie Ty Chandler.

In his first action in a Vikings uniform, Chandler led the team in rushing on Sunday with 50 yards on the ground on just five carries. In addition to his excellence as a rusher against Las Vegas, Minnesota’s rookie running back also had a 56-yard kickoff return in the third quarter.

Chandler making the Vikings’ regular-season roster as a rookie was fairly uncertain before Sunday. But now he seems like a lock to make it past Minnesota’s final cuts.

Albert Wilson – WR

Things have been pretty quiet when it’s come to Albert Wilson at Vikings training camp this summer. But he certainly made his presence known on Sunday against the Raiders.

With a little more than six minutes left in the third quarter, Wilson created enough separation from his defender to catch a two-yard touchdown pass from Minnesota quarterback Kellen Mond. Then with under five minutes remaining in the fourth, he caught his second score of the day after Mond hit him with a throw in the right side of the end zone.

Wilson proved to be a reliable target on Sunday and his performance against Las Vegas should definitely help his chances of making the Vikings’ final roster this year.