Minnesota also released RB Ameer Abdullah.
The Vikings have already used the two elevations they’re allowed for Mannion so their options were to either leave him on the practice squad from here or sign him to the active roster.
Mannion, 29, was drafted in the third round by the Rams back in 2015. He played out the final year of his four-year rookie contract and later signed a one-year deal with the Vikings as an unrestricted free agent.
Mannion re-signed on another one-year deal for the 2020 season, but did not appear in a game. He caught on briefly with the Seahawks during camp in 2021 but was cut coming out of the preseason.
The Vikings re-signed Mannion to their practice squad.
In 2019, Mannion appeared in three games for the Vikings and completed 12 of 21 pass attempts for 126 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Abdullah, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Lions back in 2015. He was in the final year of his four-year, $4.156 million contract when the Lions elected to waive Abdullah in 2018.
He was later claimed off of waivers by the Vikings. Minnesota brought him back on a one-year contract in 2019 and again in 2020. He’s been on and off of their roster this season.
In 2021, Abdullah has appeared in two games for the Vikings and rushed for four yards on one carrie to go along with three receptions for 15 yards receiving.