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Updated: August 30th, 2014 9:06am
Vikings cuts to 53 players include Evans, Crocker and Coleman

Vikings cuts to 53 players include Evans, Crocker and Coleman

by Andrew Krammer
1500ESPN.com
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The Minnesota Vikings released veteran defensive tackle Fred Evans, per a league source.

Evans, 30, played 94 games in Minnesota since 2007 as one of the longest-tenured Vikings on the roster this offseason. The move bodes well for rookie nose tackle Shamar Stephen, who the Vikings selected in the seventh round (220th overall) in May. 

The Vikings save almost $1 million against the cap by releasing Evans. 

Every NFL team has until 3 p.m. CT today to trim the rosters to 53 players; the Vikings are down to 72 when factoring Jerome Simpson's suspension to start the season combined with Evans' reported release and Jamarca Sanford to IR. 

Update 1:22 p.m. 

The Vikings have also released tackle Mike Remmers, running back Joe Banyard and receiver Kain Colter, per ESPN; the Vikings have 16 more moves to make. 

Update 1:40 p.m. 

Chase Baker, Allen Reisner and Mike Zimmer have also reportedly been cut; that leaves 13 moves for the Vikings left. 

Update 2:45 p.m. 

The rest of the Vikings cuts down to 53 players, per 1500ESPN contributor Darren Wolfson: safety Chris Crocker, safety Kurt Coleman, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, cornerback Julian Posey, defensive end Justin Trattou, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, receiver Donte Foster, linebacker Justin Jackson, center Zach Kerin, guard Jeff Baca and running back Dominique Williams. 

Tackle Antonio Richardson is headed to injured reserve, per Wolfson, which puts the Vikings right at the 53-player limit. 

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for 1500ESPN.com. He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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