Vikings Trim Roster to 80 Players

Vikings have waived 10 players to get to the required amount of 80 players on the roster this week according to Mike Wobschall of Vikings.com.

Players waived:

DB Chris Adingupu
OL Conan Amituanai
TE Ed Barham
QB Rhett Bomar
DB Simeon Castille
LB Jonathan Gilmore
WR Andre Holmes
LB Kyle O’Donnell
K Nate Whitaker
DT Colby Whitlock

September 4th, teams will need to be down to their 53 man roster

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55 Responses to “Vikings Trim Roster to 80 Players”

  1. Mike T says:

    No real surprises….never heard of some of these guys. The next round will be interesting.

  2. bigjohnny84 says:

    I wish we could have at least seen Bomar if only for a series or two. They must have saw something in him.

    • Tomb... says:

      The guy was fodder from the word go, me-thinks.

    • B. Grant says:

      Yeah, I was curious about him too. There is always need of a #4 QB in camp in case of major injury to #1-3. The way we were expecting our line to protect, we should have thought about a #5 as well, but maybe there is real improvement here.

  3. bigjohnny84 says:

    I see the Bears have cut old Chester Taylor, maybe vikes got rid of him just in time.

  4. Tomb... says:

    Watching Suh destroy the Boston Bradys was kind of fun. I can’t wait to see what they look like when Fairley lines up next to Suh.

  5. Lost Viking says:

    Sorry, didn’t enjoy watching Patriot line get handled. Sebastien Vollmer looked bad against Cliff Avril.

    Suh stood out against a 2nd string RG. Good play but I didn’t think he was dominant. Patriot made offensive adjustments against Lion rush but Brady played poorly.

    I’d suggest best comparison will be Williams Wall of 2009.

    • Tomb... says:

      …except this Williams Wall has two Kevin Williams’

      I’ve seen both these guys disrupt the backfield consistently. Phat Pat wasn’t really much on the sacks.

  6. Lost Viking says:

    Is it significant Viking made no cuts to Offensive Line in roster reduction to 80 players?

    Or does this just reflect the cut Viking made the first day of camp?

  7. CalVkg says:

    didn’t watch the lions and pats game, but it sure sounds like the lions are improving. good video on suh…
    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/30363/ndamukong-suh-the-3200-pound-sack

    these first 10 cuts are easy, so now let’s see us sign AD and greenway long term and free up some space for a DB and cutdown guys later, cuz ya know there’s gonna be somebody we want

    soooo glad childo’s gone and we have fraz and musgrave coaching now. c’mon, cheat up on AD – long strike to BB! 3 tight end bunch??? HAHA! love it!

  8. wtfvikesfan says:

    Dallas cut probowl center Andre Gurode. What do you guys think? Should Vikes go after him?

    • CalVkg says:

      with what, donuts?

      • bigjohnny84 says:

        Haha. Unless he’d sign for the $300,000 Vikes have in cap space. Didnt think so

      • wtfvikesfan says:

        Read a few reports Vikings are going to cut Camarillo and Farwell. That will be over 3.5 million in cap room there. And when Vikings sign Petersons and Greenways new contracts there will be more cap room there.

        • wtfvikesfan says:

          I see Jay is saying has the same idea I do, about cap space.

          • bigjohnny84 says:

            Dont get me wrong wtf I would love to bring upgrades in at o-line and safety but dont really want to cut Farwell. I know he’s kind of expensive for a special teamer but he is a probowler and great locker room guy. Besides he’s best buds with JA and I can see Jared lobbying real hard for Heath.

          • Jay says:

            BigJohnny, I wouldn’t like to see Farwell leave either, but he’s in the last year of his contract and you’d think he is questionable to return for 2012 anyway. Besides, there are already too many special teams only guys on this defense (Onatolu, Frampton, etc.).

        • wtfvikesfan says:

          Bigjohnny I”ve read on several places Vikings are looking at Ross Homan, and Larry Dean, as future line backers over specials team skills. This is just one article….

          LINEBACKER

          Locks: E.J. Henderson, Chad Greenway, Erin Henderson, Jasper Brinkley

          On the bubble: Kenny Onatolu, Heath Farwell, Ross Homan, Larry Dean

          Buzz: Do the Vikings bank on experience with special-teamers Farwell and Onatolu? Or do they add youth with sixth-rounder Homan? And don’t forget about Dean, the former Division II defensive player of the year out of Valdosta State who has had a nice camp. Not sure the Vikings will carry more than six players here. Farwell, who is due $1.75 million this season, missed the Dallas game with a hamstring injury. He could use a productive week to remind coaches of what he can do.

          • Man of the Norse says:

            Just read over on ESPN 1500 that Dean might make the roster because he is also shining on special teams. I think that Dean and Homan could give us the ability to have solid special teamers and backups that could step in as starters due to injury.

          • akvikesfan says:

            I think they should seriously consider the younge ptions at positions like linebacker. If they can feel okay this year, but feel set going into the future, then that is better than feeling set this year while leaving question marks moving forward.

          • bigjohnny84 says:

            Wtf,Jay,AK

            I’m just glad I’m not the one having to make that decision. Do you cut a special teams stud and team leader for a late round unproven guy? Speilman could end up looking very bad not that he’s real impressing in the first place.

          • VSU BlazerLady says:

            Just read an article in the Star Tribune about Larry.

            What Larry brings to the table is: playing all out at 100%; a good work ethic; a team player; a willingness to learn; a low profile, and someone who actually loves to play the game. This can be said for a majority of D2 players. You just don’t get the “showboat” personalities with these guys as you do with many of the D1 players.

            Unfortunately, changing the mind set of NFL coaches and owners that D2 players are really “players”, well that’s another story for another day.

            But Larry will get the job done…..just not with a lot of fanfare!

          • B. Grant says:

            While I am champion of the “…size of the fight in the dog” premise, Mr. Dean will have an issue with being a 216 pound linebacker in the NFL. Perhaps the team will attempt to practice squad him to buy time to bulk up a bit. You can’t always get around people. Sometimes you gotta be able to stay where you are.

  9. Jay says:

    Patriots released S James Sanders today…He should already be on a flight to the Twin Cities…He shouldn’t be that expensive, but it may mean having to cut Camarillo and/or Farwell to get him in here under the cap. Or they could simply extend Greenway to create cap space…what’s taking so long with that anyway?

  10. CalVkg says:

    “Frazier didn’t rule out the Vikings pursuing Chester Taylor if the Bears release him.”
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/128611503.html

    i think we can sign players and just have to be under the cap by the start of the season, so we could see some moves right away

    it’s just frustrating that we haven’t gotten AD and greenway done yet

    • akvikesfan says:

      Don’t expect too much cap space to be free after Peterson’s deal. Some of these deals the true superstars like Fitz and Manning are getting are really breaking the bank.

      Greenway, on the other hand, should be a priority in terms of creating cap space before cuts are made. Not sure that they would want to add too many unfamiliar players with just a few days before the season opener, though.

      • CalVkg says:

        yeah, adam, AP will be worth it and greenway has to get a deal done or the tag doesn’t make sense. as for new guys, if they’re a decent improvement, i say sign ’em, this year is for setting up for later years cuz we might go 8-8, or 9-7 if we’re lucky

        and now for something completely different. and weird. and creepy. and funny…

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1EG-MKy4so&feature=related

        • B. Grant says:

          Cal, maybe you should take a couple days away from the computer. You know, just lock up the keyboard, get out and get some fresh air. Try to get a little perspective back in your life. With a little break from it all, I’m sure you can avoid posting any future videos such as this.

          Good luck, pal.

        • Tomb... says:

          I was wondering what would give me sleepless nights, that would be it. Thanks Cal, for the upcoming tossing and turning.

  11. Fragile Freds says:

    Buds,

    “Is that expected to happen Fairley Suhn? (hahahahahahaha – Oh man, I crack me up!)”

    Did your cork fall out of the Colt 45 bottle? Good golly man, don’t do that again or Freds will be forced to call your sponsor.

    • B. Grant says:

      Ok, Ok, last time. I promise. But in exchange, Freds, I don’t want to see me referenced as a “crotchety old bastard” again, either. That’s not fair to my mother, who is a fine, upstanding lady.

      Do we have a deal?

  12. Fragile Freds says:

    Freds apologizes to Mrs Grant. No more bastard references. You didn’t have a problem with crotchety or old ? Freds can still go with those?

    • B. Grant says:

      Oh sure. The truth is the trutb. For instance, it would be completely acceptable to call you a cynical righty. But out of.respect for your family, I wouldn’t call you a cynical right wing bastard. See the difference?

  13. Fragile Freds says:

    The “bastard” really does add some zing though. Freds doesn’t mind the bastard…please feel free to use it at your will.

    • Tomb... says:

      True. “Crotchety” without a “bastard” teamed up with it is not unlike a Bevell offense. Bland. Not unlike a Coach pun, really.

  14. krugjr says:

    seattle lost starting TE for the season…if we put our UFA TE on prac squad, I bet seattle snaps him up….

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      krug, they are probably a little pissed about ending up with Bevell, Tjack and Rice but hey that wasnt our fault. lol

      • B. Grant says:

        johnny, I think I heard the three of them went down to Mississippi today for some reason. Maybe Carroll can run to the airport to pick up Favre and save their season.

        • bigjohnny84 says:

          Haha Coach you could be right and it would be hard to blame them. By what I’ve read the masses in Seattle are losing confidence in Tjack and Bevell in a real hurry. I for one understand their pain. lol

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