Vikings waive 15 players, including Solomon Elimimian, Derrick Coleman
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The Minnesota Vikings had until 3 p.m. Monday to trim their roster from 90 to 75 players, but they got it done two days early.
Others cut were: receivers A.J. Love and Kamar Jorden; offensive linemen Levi Horn, Bridger Buche and Grant Cook; defensive linemen Tydreke Powell, Anthony Jacobs and Ernest Owusu; linebacker Tyler Nielsen; and defensive backs Corey Gatewood and Chris Stroud.
Elimimian signed with the Vikings in January after two productive seasons in the Canadian Football League and had an interception in the preseason opener on Aug. 10 at San Francisco. But he has been battling a hamstring injury that caused him to miss one preseason game and never rose above third string.
Coleman, the undrafted rookie halfback from UCLA, had slipped on the depth chart in recent weeks and played behind fullback Matt Asiata in Friday's exhibition loss to San Diego.
Taylor had gotten some work with the first string and Walters had been in the mix on returns, but neither had distinguished themselves.
The final cutdown to 53 players is at 8 p.m. Friday.