Vikings release two linemen, trade for one, as roster cuts made

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The Minnesota Vikings have cut 22 players as the team gets its roster down to the league-mandated 53 players by Saturday afternoon.

The official list was posted by the team Saturday evening.

Among the notables:

  • Offensive linemen David Yankey and Tyrus Thompson
  • Former Gophers wide receiver Isaac Fruechte, who apparently has a good shot at making the practice squad
  • Tackle Babatunde Aiyegbusi of Poland, who signed with the team earlier this year even though he had never played football before.

To shore up their offensive line, the Vikings traded with San Diego for lineman Jeremiah Sirles, according to 1500ESPN.com.

Sirles, a 2014 undrafted product out of Nebraska, played in two games with the Chargers as a rookie. The Vikings will give up a sixth-round draft pick next year.

Here is the full list of Vikings who have been released:

T Babatunde Aiyegbusi

DT Chigbo Anunoby

DE B.J. DuBose

G Isame Faciane

C Tom Farniok

WR Donte Foster

WR Isaac Fruechte

S Anthony Harris

RB DuJuan Harris

DT Greg Hickman

DE Leon Mackey

LB Michael Mauti

LB Brian Peters

CB Shaun Prater

FB Blake Renaud

CB Josh Thomas

T Tyrus Thompson

C Bob Vardaro

LB Brandon Watts

WR Ryan Whalen

RB Dominique Williams

OL David Yankey

In addition, the team said cornerback Jabari Price was placed on the reserved / suspended list.

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