The Vikings made a slew of cuts Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.The following players were cut: OL Jeff Baca, DT Chase Baker, RB Joe Banyard, S Kurt Coleman, WR Kain Colter, S Chris Crocker, DT Fred Evans, DT Isame Faciane, TE Chase Ford, WR Donte Foster, LB Justin Jackson, CB Kendall James, OL Zac Kerin, CB Julian Posey, TE Allen Reisner, OL Mike Remmers, DE Justin Trattou, RB Dominique Williams and LB Mike Zimmer.
The Vikings have released veteran defensive lineman Fred Evans after re-signing him in March. Evans played in all but two games with Minnesota over the last three seasons. He contributed to 20 tackles in 14 games a year ago.
The Vikings re-signed defensive tackle Fred Evans, who had 20 tackles and a forced fumble in 14 games last season. Evans, 30, started three games last year.
There's a good chance Vikings defensive tackle Fred Evans won't be re-signed, reports ESPN.com, as the team moves to "restock the position with younger and cheaper tackles." Evans, 30, made $1.5 million last season as a rotational player.
Vikings CB Chris Cook, LB Larry Dean, DT Fred Evans, FB Jerome Felton, OL Brandon Fusco, CB Marcus Sherels and S Harrison Smith have been ruled probable Week 17. Evans was the only player who was limited in practice Friday. The other six were able to participate in full practice.