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Minnesota Vikings roster cuts, updates following 2022 training camp

NFL training camp is underway and rosters will be pared down to the 53-player maximum. We’ll break down the moves as the Minnesota Vikings sort out their roster decisions.

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After missing the playoffs for the last two seasons in a row, the Minnesota Vikings decided Mike Zimmer wasn’t getting the job done and opted to cut him loose almost immediately after the 2021 season was finished. They brought in Kevin O’Connell to take his place, hoping he could bring some of that magic that won the Rams a championship as he spent two seasons in Los Angeles as the offensive coordinator.

Kirk Cousins returns as the starting quarterback after he and the Vikings agreed to a one-year extension guaranteed for $35 million. He’ll have plenty of options to throw to with the likes of Adam Thielen and rising star Justin Jefferson leading the receiving corps. Dalvin Cook returns as the first choice in the backfield.

Minnesota finished last season with a record of 8-9, but DraftKings Sportsbook has their over/under win total set to nine this year. They’ll look to beat that and return to the playoffs, especially with a fresh perspective with O’Connell at the helm.

Here, we’ll keep track of roster cuts for the Vikings and what it means for the betting and fantasy football landscape ahead of the 2022 NFL season.

Vikings roster news

Notable names

  • QB Kellen Mond

This is surprising, as Mond was a third round pick just last year. But, with a new coaching staff in town, they’ll look to go their own route.

Full list of roster cuts

August 30

  • QB Kellen Mond
  • FB Jake Bargas
  • WR Thomas Hennigan*
  • WR Myron Mitchell
  • WR Albert Wilson
  • TE Shaun Beyer
  • OT Timon Parris
  • DL Tyarise Stevenson
  • DL Jullian Taylor*
  • LB Andre Mintze
  • CB Harrison Hand
  • CB Tye Smith
  • P Jordan Berry
  • QB Sean Mannion
  • CB Nate Hairston
  • CB Parry Nickerson
  • S Mike Brown
  • WR Dan Chisena
  • TE Zach Davidson
  • OG Wyatt Davis
  • S Myles Dorn
  • OG Kyle Hinton
  • WR Trishton Jackson
  • RB Bryant Koback
  • LB William Kwenkeu
  • LB Blake Lynch
  • OLB Zach McCloud
  • TE Nick Muse
  • OLB Janarius Robinson
  • DK T.J. Smith
  • C Josh Sokol
  • LB Chazz Surratt
  • DL Jaylen Twyman
  • DL Armon Watts

* — Denotes a player who was waived with an injury designation and has reverted back to the team’s injured reserve list.

Initial 53-man roster