MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Following a round of cuts and a trade with the Seattle Seahawks, the Minnesota Vikings have finalized their initial 53 man roster.
A few surprises pepper the list. Chief among them: The team cut Alex Boone, who was the presumed starter at guard.
The Vikings are also rolling with just two quarterbacks, cutting Taylor Heinicke and leaving Case Keenum as the sole backup to Sam Bradford. Teddy Bridgewater will start the season on the physically unable to perform list.
All but two of the team’s 2017 draft picks survived the cut to 53 – only two seventh rounders, linebacker Elijah Lee and safety Jack Tocho, were released.
The team also announced Saturday a trade with the Seahawks for cornerback Tramaine Brock. Brock played one year for the University of Minnesota before leaving due to academic suspension. The 29-year-old was arrested earlier this year on domestic violence charges, but the charges were later dismissed.
The roster will almost certainly change as other teams make cuts and players become available.
The full roster is listed below.
Wide Receivers (6)
Tight Ends (3)
Offensive Line (9)
Defensive Line (9)
Defensive Backs (11)
Antone Exum Jr.
Long Snapper (1)