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Vikings 53-man roster: Kaare Vedvik among final cuts

It's a brutal look for the Vikings, who continue to be a disaster with kickers.
Kaare Vedvik

The Vikings entered Saturday with 88 players on the roster and that number is now 53 after 35 cuts were made before the 3 p.m. deadline. 

Among the big names to be released are kicker Kaare Vedvik, wide receivers Laquon Treadwell and Brandon Zylstra, and quarterback Kyle Sloter. 

You can see the full list of cuts at

Minnesota was reportedly trying to trade Treadwell and Sloter, but there were apparently no takers for two players who every team in the league now gets a free run at in free agency. 

Vedvik's future is uncertain, but ESPN's Courtney Cronin says the Vikings hope he clears waivers so they can sneak him onto the practice squad. But as it stands now, the Vikings have released a kicker they gave up a fifth-round pick for less than a month ago. 

The 53-man roster hasn't been released, but below is what it could end up looking similar to. We'll make updates as cuts are announced. 

Here's how 53-man roster shakes out on offense

Quarterbacks: Kirk Cousins, Sean Mannion

Running backs: Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison, Mike Boone, C.J. Ham, Ameer Abdullah

Wide receivers: Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Chad Beebe, Olabisi Johnson

Tight ends: Kyle Rudolph, Irv Smith Jr., Tyler Conklin, Brandon Dillon

Tackles: Riley Reiff, Brian O'Neill, Rashod Hill, Oli Udoh

Guards: Pat Elflein, Josh Kline, Dru Samia, Dakota Dozier

Centers: Garrett Bradbury, Brett Jones

Here's how the 53-man roster shakes out on defense

Ends: Everson Griffen, Danielle Hunter, Stephen Weatherly, Ifeadi Odenigbo

Tackles: Linval Joseph, Shamar Stephen, Jalyn Holmes, Jaleel Johnson, Hercules Mata'afa, Armon Watts

Linebackers: Eric Kendricks, Anthony Barr, Ben Gedeon, Kentrell Brothers, Eric Wilson, Cameron Smith

Cornerbacks: Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, Mike Hughes, Mackensie Alexander, Kris Boyd,  Mark Fields

Safeties: Harrison Smith, Anthony Harris, Jayron Kearse, Derron Smith, Marcus Epps

Here's how it all shakes out on special teams

Kicker: Dan Bailey

Punter: Matt Wile

Long snapper: Austin Cutting

Other: Holton Hill (suspended), David Morgan (PUP)

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