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Top Sean Mannion News

  • Vikings' Sean Mannion: Signs with 53-man roster

    The Vikings signed Mannion to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Mannion was called up from the practice squad to serve as Kirk Cousins' backup in each of the first two games. Now, he's an honest member of the 53-man roster, and he'll likely remain ahead of rookie Kellen Mond for the foreseeable future.

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  • Sean Mannion: Reverts to practice squad

    Mannion returned to the Vikings' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction report.

    Mannion was elevated to Minnesota's active roster prior to Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. He served as Kirk Cousins' backup, as third-round pick Kellen Mond was again a healthy scratch. The veteran did not end up seeing the field.

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  • Vikings' Sean Mannion: Up to active roster

    Mannion was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday.

    Mannion will serve as Kirk Cousins' backup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, as rookie third-round pick Kellen Mond will likely be a healthy scratch again.

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  • Vikings' Sean Mannion: Moved up as expected

    Mannion was elevated to the active roster Saturday, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Expect to see a similar plan next week as the Vikings use Mannion's two practice squad callups before having to officially sign him to the 53-man roster. He'll back up Kirk Cousins ahead of Kellen Mond.

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  • Sean Mannion: Set to move up from practice squad

    Mannion is expected to be promoted from Minnesota's practice squad before Sunday's game and serve as the backup to Kirk Cousins, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The Vikings can promote two players from the practice squad each week and move them back without exposing them to waivers. Mannion may serve as the backup each week under this roster rule, even though Kellen Mond will remain on the active roster. Mond, a 2021 third-round draft pick, could move into the backup role later in the season.

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  • Sean Mannion: Released by Seattle

    The Seahawks released Mannion on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Seattle opted to part ways with Mannion after grabbing quarterback Jake Luton off waivers from Jacksonville. The 2015 third-round pick last suited up for NFL action in 2019, when he appeared in three games with the Vikings.

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  • Sean Mannion: Joining Minnesota's practice squad

    Mannion has been signed to Minnesota's practice squad, Courtney Cronin of reports.

    While Mannion is on the practice squad, the Vikings may decide to use him as the backup quarterback should something happen to Kirk Cousins. Kellen Mond is the backup quarterback on the active roster, but the rookie third-round pick struggled with inconsistency in the preseason.

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  • Seahawks' Sean Mannion: Heading to Seattle

    Mannion signed a contract with the Seahawks on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Mannion spent last season in Minnesota and completed 12 of 21 passes for 126 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions in three games. He'll join Geno Smith, Alex McGough and Danny Etling as Seattle's quarterbacks behind starter Russell Wilson.

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  • Vikings' Sean Mannion: No game action in 2020

    Mannion didn't see the field during the 2020 season.

    Mannion spent another year acting as Kirk Cousins' backup, but despite being active for all 16 games the 28-year-old didn't take a snap under center. An unrestricted free agent in the offseason, Mannion likely will have a similar fate if he's on a roster.

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  • Vikings' Sean Mannion: Re-ups with Minnesota

    Mannion agreed to terms Wednesday with the Vikings on a one-year contract, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Mannion is in line to return for another year as Kirk Cousins' backup, despite having underwhelmed in his lone extended action in Week 17 of last season. Of course, it's worth noting that his unimpressive showing came without the presence of Minnesota's top running backs (Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison) and top offensive tackles (Riley Reiff and Brian O'Neill). The Vikings could still bring in other competition for the backup job this summer.

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  • Vikings' Sean Mannion: Fails to impress in spot start

    Mannion completed 12 of 21 pass attempts for 126 yards and two interceptions during Sunday's 21-19 loss to the Bears.

    Mannion started for Kirk Cousins, as he and many other regular starters watched from the sideline. Mannion completed just 57 percent of his passes, averaged 6.0 yards per attempt and turned the ball over twice, reminding everyone why he's never gotten an extended run as a starting quarterback in the NFL. Mannion will return to the bench for the postseason and could have the team considering its options behind Cousins.

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  • Vikings' Sean Mannion: Should act as top QB in Week 17

    Mannion will serve as the Vikings' primary quarterback in Sunday's game against the Bears, even if he doesn't start, Courtney Cronin of reports.

    Coach Mike Zimmer hasn't confirmed how he plans to proceed with resting his players in Week 17, but all reports thus far have suggested that several key regulars -- including Kirk Cousins -- won't play much, if at all. Cousins is active against Chicago, but Cronin suggests that even if the veteran signal-caller gets the first snap, he'll merely just be preserving his consecutive start streak before exiting the contest soon thereafter. Mannion, who has appeared in only two games and has played five snaps in total, will thus be in store for his most extended action of the campaign. The setup isn't favorable, however, as the Vikings' top two running backs (Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison) are out with injuries, while starting offensive tackles Riley Reiff and Brian O'Neill are healthy inactives. Additionally, star wideouts Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs are among the several Vikings who will likely have limited roles in Week 17.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 230 lbs
Birthplace: San Jose, CA
Age: 29
School: Oregon State
Experience: 7