|Offense||29th||138.2 (4th)||183.0 (30th)|
|Defense||13th||109.2 (16th)||234.9 (12th)|
|64||Beavers, Willie||G||6-5||322||10/2/1993||R||Western Michigan|
|61||Berger, Joe||C||6-5||305||5/25/1982||12||Michigan Tech|
|81||Boehringer, Moritz||WR||6-4||225||10/16/1993||R||No College|
|76||Boone, Alex||G||6-8||310||5/4/1987||7||Ohio State|
|60||Bykowski, Carter||T||6-7||313||7/25/1990||3||Iowa State|
|86||Carter, Kyle||TE||6-3||245||12/17/1992||R||Penn State|
|57||Cole, Audie||MLB||6-5||248||6/1/1989||5||North Carolina State|
|95||Crichton, Scott||DE||6-3||273||10/30/1991||3||Oregon State|
|32||Exum, Antone||CB||6-0||219||2/27/1991||3||Virginia Tech|
|69||Faciane, Isame||G||6-4||302||5/11/1991||2||Florida International|
|63||Fusco, Brandon||G||6-4||306||7/26/1988||6||Slippery Rock|
|30||Ham, C.J.||RB||5-11||235||7/22/1993||R||Augustana (S.D.)|
|6||Heinicke, Taylor||QB||6-1||210||3/15/1993||2||Old Dominion|
|99||Hunter, Danielle||DE||6-5||252||10/29/1994||2||Louisiana State|
|12||Johnson, Charles||WR||6-2||217||2/27/1989||4||Grand Valley State|
|92||Johnson, Tom||DT||6-3||288||8/30/1984||6||Southern Mississippi|
|98||Joseph, Linval||DT||6-4||329||10/10/1988||7||East Carolina|
|59||Lamur, Emmanuel||LB||6-4||245||6/8/1989||5||Kansas State|
|87||Leonhardt, Brian||TE||6-5||255||4/2/1990||3||Bemidji State|
|48||Line, Zach||FB||6-1||233||4/26/1990||4||Southern Methodist|
|74||Louis, Claudell||DT||6-4||291||10/27/1990||R||Fresno State|
|21||McKinnon, Jerick||RB||5-9||205||5/3/1992||3||Georgia Southern|
|91||Moore, Zach||DE||6-6||280||9/5/1990||3||Concordia-St. Paul|
|89||Morgan, David||TE||6-4||265||5/19/1993||R||Texas-San Antonio|
|24||Munnerlyn, Captain||CB||5-9||195||4/10/1988||8||South Carolina|
|23||Newman, Terence||CB||5-10||197||9/4/1978||14||Kansas State|
|62||Perine, Denzell||DE||6-2||250||3/28/1993||R||Florida Atlantic|
|50||Plummer, Terrance||LB||6-1||243||6/20/1993||1||Central Florida|
|42||Pressley, Jhurrell||RB||5-10||206||5/20/1992||R||New Mexico|
|25||Price, Jabari||CB||5-11||200||8/31/1992||3||North Carolina|
|83||Pruitt, MyCole||TE||6-2||258||3/24/1992||2||Southern Illinois|
|60||Raciti, Travis||DE||6-4||305||5/21/1992||1||San Jose State|
|49||Renaud, Blake||RB||6-1||252||10/6/1992||1||Boise State|
|29||Rhodes, Xavier||CB||6-1||218||6/19/1990||4||Florida State|
|36||Roberson, Tre||DB||6-0||200||10/22/1992||R||Illinois State|
|82||Rudolph, Kyle||TE||6-6||265||11/9/1989||6||Notre Dame|
|16||Sinkfield, Terrell||WR||6-1||200||12/10/1990||1||Northern Iowa|
|22||Smith, Harrison||FS||6-2||214||2/2/1989||5||Notre Dame|
|4||Sorensen, Brad||QB||6-5||230||3/13/1988||2||Southern Utah|
|65||Sullivan, John||C||6-4||310||8/8/1985||9||Notre Dame|
|19||Thielen, Adam||WR||6-2||200||8/22/1990||3||Minnesota State|
|58||Watts, Brandon||OLB||6-2||231||1/21/1991||3||Georgia Tech|
|26||Waynes, Trae||CB||6-0||190||7/25/1992||2||Michigan State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Bohringer was a 2016 sixth-round draft pick out of Germany. He's had a steep learning curve in training camp and it seems unlikely he'll make the final 53-man roster. He'll likely be a developmental project on the practice squad.
Gray, who ran for 412 yards on 89 carries in eight games this season, had four carries for four yards in the AFC Championship game for New England. It was his first action in a game since Dec. 21 againt the Jets when he had six carries for five yards.
The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England Sunday.
Harris got the start with Harrison Smith out. He could start again next week if Smith remains sidelined.
More important than the stat line, Johnson (25 snaps) and Stefon Diggs (29) easily got most of the first-team work, followed by Adam Thielen (17) and first-round rookie Laquon Treadwell (nine), according to Pro Football Focus. Treadwell didn't do enough in Sunday's game to threaten Johnson, catching his lone target for a 15-yard gain to cap off a disappointing preseason. While Johnson still appears to be the No. 2 receiver, he could face heat from Treadwell throughout the season.
With the Vikings reportedly cosidering signing Nick Foles, there were some questions whether the Vikings would stick with the 36-year old as the team's backup quarterback. After two preseason games where he's 16-for-24, he's likely quieted any talk that he can still play at age 36.
Greenway thus confirmed his offseason intentions to play one more season and complete his career with one organization. While his usage tumbled to 59 percent of the defensive snaps in 2015, he fared well in his move to weak-side linebacker, yielding 68 tackles (55 solo), 2.5 sacks, and one pick-six for IDP pursuits.
According to Pro Football Focus, Treadwell only got nine snaps with Teddy Bridgwater, trailing Stefon Diggs (29) Charles Johnson (25) and Adam Thielen (17). Treadwell lone target didn't come until midway through the fourth quarter when No. 3 quarterback Joel Stave was in the game. Johnson is a clear favorite to enter Week 1 as a starter, but he failed to impress in the same role last season, and Treadwell may not need long to push for a bigger role. At the very least, the first-round rookie figures to get some looks in the red zone, as he offers a level of physicality that's unmatched by Minnesota's other receivers.
Kendricks hasn't played in a preseason game after suffering an injury in early August. It sounds like he'll be ready for the regular season even if he doesn't appear in a regular season contest.
Cole had just three tackles in seven games during the 2015 season, but he did start in Week 9 against the Rams in place of an injured Eric Kendricks. Cole broke his ankle during that game, ending his season prematurely. His biggest 2016 impact may come on special teams.
Roberson suffered the injury during the Vikings' preseason opener and originally attempted to play through the injury. However, after the medical staff discovered the break, they held him out of practice last week, which eventually forced him to remain sidelined during the team's second preseason game against the Seahawks. Roberson claims he won't need surgery, but he'll still have to wear "medical gear" for roughly two weeks. It's a tough break for the 23-year-old converted cornerback, who is not a lock to make the final roster.
Ellis began camp on the physically unable to perform list but no reason was ever given for it. Now that he's been cleared to return to practice look for him to compete with the second and third team for a spot on the tail end of the depth chart.
Rudolph lost a fumble at the end of an 18-yard gain in the second quarter, but he made up for it on the very next drive, catching a 27-yard touchdown pass with just 78 seconds remaining in the half. Teddy Bridgewater honed in on Rudolph and Stefon Diggs, who caught five passes 71 yards on five targets.
Sherels has just four tackles this season as his duties have been limited to punt returns and special teams. He'll be used as a defensive back only as a deep reserve.
Coming off back-to-back double-digit sack campaigns, Griffen may have difficulty bringing down the ever-elusive Russell Wilson. Nevertheless, Griffen has notched 22.5 sacks over the last 31 games during the aforementioned stretch.
Brothers was one of the more highly-regarded linebackers in the class heading into the Combine, but miserable pre-draft athletic testing pushed Brothers this far down the order. A bit undersized at 6-foot, 245 pounds, Brothers ran a 4.89-second 40-yard dash while logging problematic jumps -- 28.5 inches in the vertical and 110 in the broad jump. Still, he was quite productive at Missouri, posting 274 tackles over his last two seasons.
He hasn't practiced since suffering the injury in the team's second preseason game. It's very unlikely he'll play in the final preseason game, so we may not know his status until shortly before the first game of the regular season.
Alexander was widely deemed a first-round talent going into the draft, but his reputation as a difficult personality likely pushed him down this far. Aggressive and confident, Alexander was highly effective in college and gives Minnesota a fine long-term starting cornerback option under coach Mike Zimmer's watch.
Munnerlyn continues to work as the team's nickelback and has been more involved against the run the past three games with 17 tackles.
Exum appeared to have injured his leg during a kickoff return and was eventually carted off the field to the team's locker room. The severity of the injury remains unclear at this point in time, but we should have a better indication of the specifics once the results of his X-Ray have been released. Exum is expected to start the season as a depth option at safety.
With Adrian Peterson resting, Asiata served as Jerick McKinnon's backup throughout the first half, though the latter only held a 21-15 advantage in snap count, according to Pro Football Focus. Jerick did out-touch Asiata 11-3, leaving little doubt that the speedy 24-year-old is a valuable handcuff for Peterson owners. Even with Peterson healthy, McKinnon could see quite a bit of work on passing downs, along with the occasional early-down carry. Asiata will find touches hard to come by, so long as Peterson stays healthy.
Johnson is having a second consecutive strong season in Minnesota with five sacks as he's gained more playing time in the rotation on the defensive line.
Robinson started two games at linebacker with Anthony Barr hurt, but moved back to a mostly special teams role on Sunday.
Digs tied for the team lead in targets with Kyle Rudolph, who caught three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown but also lost a fumble. Teddy Bridgewater played until halftime, and Diggs led the wideout corps with 29 first-half snaps, followed by Charles Johnson (25), Adam Thielen (17) Laquon Treadwell (nine) and Cordarrelle Patterson (4), according to Pro Football Focus. While Treadwell figures to eventually push for more snaps, he's more of a threat to Johnson than to Diggs.
Thielen has been practicing with the first-team offense and has had two strong performances in the preseason while getting time with the starting offense. However, it's still hard to envision he'll have a significant role once the regular season begins. He thrives on special teams and as a utility player who can play any wide receiver role in a pinch.
Watts started at weak-side linebacker with Chad Greenway moving to middle linebacker while Eric Kendricks out with a rib injury. However, Watts has been coming off the field in nickel and passing situations, which limits his fantasy value.
Heinicke declined to talk about his injury after practice, reportedly saying it was time to go lift weights. If those were indeed his plans, his foot may be further along than anticipated. However, Shaun Hill has done nothing to relinquish his role as the backup to starter Teddy Bridgewater, and the Vikings project to carry only two quarterbacks on their active roster entering the regular season. Ultimately, Heinicke appears destined for either the practice squad or injured reserve list in 2016.
Hunter played 37 of 61 snaps on defense as he's become a key part of the defensive line rotation. His six sacks are second among NFL rookies.
While coach Mike Zimmer indicated recently that he'd leave the door open for Peterson to play this week, the two sides came to an agreement Thursday that it was in their best interest to keep him sidelined for the rest of the preseason schedule. Peterson is expected to go through practices like normal, but they want to play it safe with their star running back and will avoid further risks to his health. With that said, Peterson isn't in danger of missing Week 1.
After his second NFL season was wiped away by a shoulder injury, Lamur served as a starting outside linebacker in Cincinnati in 2014, racking up 91 tackles (53 solo) and two interceptions in 14 games. However, he was relegated to reserve duty and special teams snaps last year, when he fell back to 40 tackles, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. Upon joining the Vikings, he could compete for another top role at OLB with Chad Greenway.
"He's excited to be able to play in the new stadium (the Vikings will open in 2016)," his agent, Tom Tafelski, said. "It's a great organization, a great sports city, a great quality of life. We're excited we got it done."
Berger started nine games at right guard last season. He could compete for a starting role next season depending on what else the team accomplishes in free agency and the draft.
With MyCole Pruitt hurting his leg in the game and Rhett Ellison working his way back from a torn patellar tendon, Morgan could have a significant role early in the season. However, he'd mostly be used as a blocking tight end and may not get many passes thrown his way. Still, he's had a strong preseason and could surprise if given a larger role.
The 23-year-old rookie out of Augustana finished with an unimpressive 2.9 yards per carry despite scampering in for a 10-yard touchdown in the third quarter. He's unlikely to make much noise behind superstar Adrian Peterson and Jerick McKinnon at the running back position.
Pruitt had one reception for 11 yards during the game but lost a fumble on the play and was also apparently injured. Pruitt isn't likely to have a large role in the offense as long as Kyle Rudolph remains healthy. He may also have been bypassed on the depth chart by rookie David Morgan due to his blocking ability.
Fittingly, Walsh made a field goal from the same distance that he missed against Seattle at the end of last season's playoff loss. However, he missed a field goal with a chance to seal a win (the Vikings would later win on an interception touchdown return). Walsh is in no danger of losing his job despite last season's befuddling playoff miss. He made a 51-yard attempt in the first preseason game, which is reassuring since he struggled in the preseason last year.
He missed time earlier in August due to a knee injury, but looks set to play Week 1 of the regular season.
Barr capped off a solid sophomore season with a respectable five combined tackles but he was unable to generate much in the way of a pass rush. In all, there was a slight statistical dropoff from Barr's rookie season when he racked up 70 tackles, four sacks, five run stuffs, and two forced fumbles in just 12 games; he had 68 tackles with 3.5 sacks and four run stuffs in 2015. Still, Barr has exhibited plenty of upside in his first two years in the league and has shown to have a nose for the ball with five forced fumbles. He may not deliver the tackle volume an IDP league owner would want out of a linebacker, but if Barr can become a greater pass rush threat next season he could be a legitimate option in such leagues.
The report makes it seem like Sendejo is a lock, but head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities that he hasn't made a decision. However, the competition could be moot with Michael Griffin leaving Sunday's game with a back injury.
The team maintained an open spot for Price on its roster after placing John Sullivan on injured reserve, so there is no need for a corresponding move.
A seventh round pick of the Chargers in the 2013 NFL Draft, Sorensen has been a mainstay of the practice squad for the bulk of his career. With Taylor Heinicke (ankle) on the pine for the foreseeable future, Sorenson will compete with undrafted rookie Joel Stave for the third-string role under center in Minnesota.
Bridgewater answered any looming questions about his shoulder, producing a touchdown and two field goals on five drives, with another cut short by a Kyle Rudolph fumble in San Diego territory. Rudolph and Stefon Diggs tied for the team lead at 5 targets, with the former catching three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown, and the latter adding five receptions for 71 yards. Bridgewater also added two carries for 21 yards in what will likely be his final appearance of an impressive preseason. He missed Minnesota's second exhibition, but did complete six of seven passes for for 92 yards and a touchdown in the opener. Bridgewater had five completions of 20+ yards on just 23 preseason pass attempts.
Griffin had one tackle before departing. He got the start in the third preseason game over Andrew Sendejo, but head coach Mike Zimmer indicated the competition isn't decided. However, Griffin's injury could make Sendejo the starter if it's an issue for the start of the regular season.
"It's great," Boone said. "It's different, obviously, [after] playing next to Anthony [Davis] all those years, now you move over play next to Joe [Staley]. Both great tackles. Footwork's a little diferent, handwork is a little different, but at the end of the day it’s come along real well."
He was also called for a roughing the passer call when it wasn't clear whether Russell Wilson was down that would have been a third sack. Robison has just three sacks this season, but has been disruptive in the passing game.
Fusco plans to be ready for OTAs, while Loadholt vowed to be ready no later than training camp.
“I can use him as a gauge,” Loadholt said of his teammate. “He’s through everything I’m going through right now, so I’m just trying to stay on pace and get ready for the year.”
Wright proved his health and made the most of his lone target, but it was still a discouraging night for the fifth-year wideout, as he didn't get a single snap while Teddy Bridgewater was still in the game, according to Pro Football Focus. With Laquon Tredwell and Adam Thielen potentially both jumping Wright on Minnesota's depth chart, the veteran slot specialist may fall back to the No. 5 spot. The Vikings will likely keep six wide receivers, as Cordarrelle Patterson is one of the NFL's premiere kick returners.
The team also announced Sullivan underwent a lumbar microdiscectomy Wednesday.
"As a player you never want to miss time," Sullivan said. "Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your absence, you feel guilty about not fulfilling your responsibility to your teammates, coaches, organization and fans by giving it your absolute best out on the field every Sunday.
"While I'm incredibly disappointed that I'll be missing the first portion of the 2015 season, I have full faith in the roster that our coaches and front office have put together. Joe Berger will step in and do a great job leading our offensive line, protecting the best young quarterback in football and opening up holes in the running game.
"In the meantime, I promise I'll be doing everything I can to recover and I'll be ready as soon as humanly possible to return to the field and help the Vikings win their first Super Bowl Championship."
Kalil also had injections to help manage joint pain. Both knees were scoped in January before having a Regenexx procedure performed on them in March. Kalil also had platelet-rich plasma therapy performed, too.
Throughout the procedures, Kalil has been working out and rehabbing at the Vikings' team facility.
With Adrian Peterson rested, McKinnon dominated the first-half workload, getting 10 touches to Matt Asiata's two. However, the VIkings did sometimes use Asiata as a pass-blocker, which narrowed McKinnon's snap advantage to 21-15 according to Pro Football Focus. In any case, McKinnon is the clear handcuff to Peterson, though his Week 1 role probably won't involve much work on early downs.
With Taylor Heinicke out for three months after tearing a tendon in his left ankle, Stave currently sits third on the Minnesota depth chart at quarterback. However, the Vikings may keep just two quarterbacks on the active roster or sign a veteran late in the preseason. Stave isn't a lock to make the team.
Newman missed practice both Monday and Tuesday, although the specifics of the injury have yet to be released. It isn't expected to be anything serious, though, so the Vikings are likely just being cautious with their 37-year-old veteran. Newman will remain in Minnesota for rest and recovery, but we should see his status updated by the start of next week. Look for Trae Waynes to take the starters' reps during Friday's preseason outing versus the Bengals.
Ellison suffered a torn patellar tendon in last year's season finale against the Packers. He's a key blocker in Minnesota's offensive scheme, so a return to full health could boost the running game. If Ellison isn't able to play, rookie tight end David Morgan has been drawing praise for his blocking ability and could see more snaps early in the season.
Smith was originally on track to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2016 season, but Minnesota secured their star safety through 2021 with a five-year extension. Throughout 13 games during the 2015 season the 27-year-old racked up 66 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, and took one of those the distance for a touchdown.
Waynes was sidelined for Wednesday's practice as he battled dehydration in the summer heat, but was able to play Thursday. The 2015 first-round draft pick will compete with Newman for a starting job at cornerback. Waynes will need to reduce his pass interference penalties to win the role as he was slow to adjust to NFL rules last season.
Patterson got time with the first-team offense and got to passes in the flat where he was able to use his speed to miss tackles. It was an encouraging sign that he could have a few plays a game designed for him on offense. However, his playing time is likely to be minimal on offense this season as he'll likely see almost all his action as a kick returner.
This shouldn't come as any surprise, given that Joseph dealt with a foot injury throughout the entire second half of the season. He missed Weeks 12-16, but with 56 tackles in just 12 games, Joseph cemented his reputation as one of the league's better run-stopping interior linemen. He only has 12.5 sacks in 81 career games.
In addition, Louis Murphy missed Tuesday's practice with leg soreness.
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