The Minnesota Vikings have started the process of trimming their roster ahead of the NFL deadline to reduce the number of players to 53. In recent days, the team has made a series of moves, letting go of several players. Today, they announced another round of cuts, including DL Calvin Avery, CB Kalon Barnes, CB C.J. Coldon Jr., T Christian DiLauro, CB Jameson Houston, WR Garett Maag, RB Abram Smith, OL Josh Sokol, QB Jordan Ta’amu, and TE Colin Thompson.
One player, CB Tay Gowan, has been waived with an injury designation. This means that if he clears waivers, he will be placed on the Vikings’ injured reserve list. In a separate move, LB Jake Gervase, a veteran player, has been released from the team.
With these recent cuts, the Vikings have now waived, released, or traded a total of 16 players, showing their commitment to refining their roster before the upcoming season. However, they still have to make 21 more cuts before the roster deadline, which is set for 3:00 PM Central on Wednesday. The team faces tough decisions as they look to finalize their lineup.
These roster cuts are a difficult but necessary part of preparing for the NFL season. As teams strive to build competitive rosters, tough decisions have to be made regarding which players will ultimately make the cut. The Vikings are diligently evaluating their options and striving to assemble a strong team for the upcoming season.
Keep an eye on the latest developments as the Vikings continue to make roster cuts and shape their lineup for the 2021 season. Stay tuned to KP Insider for all the latest updates and news on this ongoing process.
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