Vikings Officially Cut 32 Players, Get Down To 53

     

The Minnesota Vikings have officially cut their roster down to 53 players ahead of today’s deadline. 

Roster Cuts:

  1. DE Ade Aruna (Injured)
  2. WR Jeff Badet
  3. FB Khari Blasingame
  4. QB Jake Browning
  5. LB Reshard Cliett
  6. T Aviante Collins
  7. DT Curtis Cothran
  8. WR Davion Davis
  9. LB Devante Downs
  10. C Cornelius Edison
  11. RB De’Angelo Henderson
  12. TE Cole Hikutini
  13. WR Alexander Hollins
  14. CB Craig James
  15. DE Stacy Keely
  16. C John Keenoy
  17. LB Greer Martini
  18. CB Nate Meadors
  19. WR Dillon Mitchell
  20. T Storm Norton
  21. DT Tito Odenigbo
  22. DE Anree Saint-Amour
  23. DE Karter Schult
  24. QB Kyle Sloter
  25. LB Cameron Smith
  26. S Derron Smith
  27. CB Duke Thomas
  28. WR Laquon Treadwell
  29. P/K Kaare Vedvik
  30. T Nate Wozniak
  31. S Isaiah Wharton (Injured)
  32. WR Brandon Zylstra

Other Roster Moves:

The Vikings just traded a fifth-round pick to the Ravens for Vedvik earlier this preseason, but he failed to win either the starting kicker or punter position. 

Vedvik, 25, wound up signing on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Marshall back in May of last year. He agreed to a three-year, $1.71 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $570,000 for the 2019 season.

The Ravens placed him on the non-football injury list last year with a head injury. He was traded to the Vikings earlier this month for a 2020 fifth-round pick.

During his college career at Marshall, Vedvik converted 10 of 16 field goal attempts (62.5 percent) to go along with 41 of 42 extra point tries (97.6 percent) over the course of 26 games.

Henderson, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Broncos back in 2017. He was in the second year of his four-year, $2,545,164 contract when the Broncos waived him coming out of the preseason.

Henderson was on and off of the Jets’ practice squad in 2018 before returning to New York on an exclusive rights contract this offseason. 

In 2018, Henderson appeared in three games for the Jets and rushed for 19 yards on two carries.

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