Vikings make final cuts, announce 53-man roster
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The Vikings made the final preparation for the regular season Saturday, when the team announced it trimmed its roster to 53 players.
We'll list the players cut first, followed by the current 53-man roster.
Players waived (19):
TE Colin Anderson, RB Joe Banyard, S Brandan Bishop, OL Travis Bond, CB Brandon Burton, WR Stephen Burton, DT Everett Dawkins, S Darius Eubanks, CB Bobby Felder, TE Chase Ford, OL Brandon Keith, DT Anthony McCloud, LB Tyrone McKenzie, OL Kevin Murphy, DT Spencer Nealy, DE D'Aundre Reed, WR Rodney Smith, WR Adam Thielen, DE Collins Ukwu.
In addition, the Vikings also made five roster moves with players who remain on the team but won't count, for now, against the roster. This includes guard Seth Olsen (injured reserve); fullback Jerome Felton (NFL suspension); tackle DeMarcus Love (NFL suspension); wide receiver Greg Childs (physically unable to perform list); and defensive tackle Christian Ballard (left squad).
The Vikings will announce their eight-man practice squad on Sunday.
Here is the 53-man roster as of Saturday evening.
Running backs (4)
Wide receivers (5)
Tight ends (3)
Offensive linemen (8)
Defensive linemen (9)
Defensive backs (10)
Long snapper (1)
Check back to 1500espn.com throughout the evening for more breakdowns of the roster and notable position battle decisions. As always, we want to hear what you think. Any surprises on this roster?