Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense10th110.0 (14th)243.5 (12th)
Defense23rd81.0 (11th)258.5 (25th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
12Adams, Rodney WR6-11899/15/1994RSouth Florida
20Alexander, Mackensie CB5-1019211/12/19932Clemson
55Barr, Anthony OLB6-52553/18/19924UCLA
81Bell, Blake TE6-62528/7/19913Oklahoma
61Berger, Joe G6-53055/25/198213Michigan Tech
90Bower, Tashawn DE6-52502/18/1995RLSU
8Bradford, Sam QB6-422411/8/19878Oklahoma
5Bridgewater, Teddy QB6-221511/10/19924Louisville
24Brock, Tramaine DB5-101888/20/19888Belhaven College
40Brothers, Kentrell OLB6-12422/8/19932Missouri
13Coley, Stacy WR6-01955/13/1994RMiami (Fla.)
76Collins, Aviante T6-42924/21/1993RTCU
33Cook, Dalvin RB5-102108/10/1995RFlorida State
14Diggs, Stefon WR6-019111/29/19933Maryland
62Easton, Nick G6-33036/16/19923Harvard
65Elflein, Pat C6-33037/6/1994ROhio State
73Floyd, Sharrif DT6-33115/28/19915Florida
2Forbath, Kai K5-111979/2/19876UCLA
42Gedeon, Ben OLB6-224410/16/1994RMichigan
97Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/19878Southern California
30Ham, C.J. RB5-112357/22/19931Augustana (S.D.)
41Harris, Anthony FS6-119210/9/19913Virginia
69Hill, Rashod T6-63131/12/19922Southern Mississippi
99Hunter, Danielle DE6-525210/29/19943LSU
63Isidora, Danny G6-33066/5/1994RMiami (Fla.)
92Johnson, Tom DT6-32888/30/19847Southern Mississippi
94Johnson, Jaleel DT6-33167/12/1994RIowa
98Joseph, Linval DT6-432910/10/19888East Carolina
27Kearse, Jayron SS6-42152/11/19942Clemson
7Keenum, Case QB6-12152/17/19885Houston
54Kendricks, Eric MLB6-02322/29/19923UCLA
59Lamur, Emmanuel LB6-42456/8/19896Kansas State
47McDermott, Kevin LS6-52401/12/19905UCLA
21McKinnon, Jerick RB5-92055/3/19924Georgia Southern
89Morgan, David TE6-42655/19/19932Texas-San Antonio
25Murray, Latavius RB6-32301/18/19905UCF
23Newman, Terence CB5-101979/4/197815Kansas State
4Quigley, Ryan P6-22051/26/19905Boston College
71Reiff, Riley T6-630512/1/19886Iowa
72Remmers, Mike T6-53104/11/19895Oregon State
29Rhodes, Xavier CB6-12186/19/19905Florida State
96Robison, Brian DE6-32594/27/198311Texas
82Rudolph, Kyle TE6-626511/9/19897Notre Dame
34Sendejo, Andrew SS6-12109/9/19877Rice
35Sherels, Marcus CB5-101759/30/19877Minnesota
78Sirles, Jeremiah T6-63158/8/19914Nebraska
1Sloter, Kyle QB6-42182/7/1994RNorthern Colorado
22Smith, Harrison FS6-22142/2/19896Notre Dame
93Stephen, Shamar DT6-53102/25/19914Connecticut
19Thielen, Adam WR6-22008/22/19904Minnesota State
11Treadwell, Laquon WR6-22156/14/19952Ole Miss
26Waynes, Trae CB6-01907/25/19923Michigan State
91Weatherly, Stephen DE6-52653/19/19942Vanderbilt
50Wilson, Eric LB6-12309/26/1994RCincinnati
17Wright, Jarius WR5-1019111/25/19896Arkansas
Injured Players
6Heinicke, Taylor (IR) QB6-12103/15/19933Old Dominion
43Sankey, Bishop (IR) RB5-102139/15/19923Washington
83Shelton, R.J. (IR) WR5-102005/6/1994RMichigan State
57Washington, Shaan (IR) LB6-322012/29/1993RTexas A&M
Practice Squad
63Bradley, Dylan DT6-12862/4/1995RSouthern Mississippi
86Carter, Kyle TE6-324512/17/19921Penn State
 Edison, Cornelius C6-33097/10/19932Portland State
34Hill, Bronson RB5-102151/2/19931Eastern Michigan
16Jones, Cayleb WR6-32093/21/19931Arizona
 Lang, Cedrick T6-72695/12/19921Texas-El Paso
60Odenigbo, Ifeadi DL6-32584/8/1994RNorthwestern
38Richardson, Horace CB5-111999/28/1993RSouthern Methodist
 Tocho, Jack CB6-02022/8/1996RNC State
 Williams, Antwione LB6-32405/26/19932Georgia Southern
Suspended Players
18Floyd, Michael WR6-322011/27/19896Notre Dame
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Minnesota6-4306.16-4282.426.02239
 
 
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Position Listing
Jeremiah Sirles
No Updates
Anthony Harris
News
Harris (leg) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Few details were ever offered on the severity of the injury, but it appears Harris will be ready for Monday night's game against the Saints. The 25-year-old will start the season as a reserve safety behind starter Harrison Smith.

Rashod Hill
News
Hill (leg) returned to practice Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Hill suffered a foot or ankle injury during Saturday's practice and was carted off the field. However, the move was precautionary, and it doesn't appear to be a serious injury. Factoring in the concurrent return to practice of fellow lineman Riley Reiff, it appears the Vikings' offensive line dodged a bullet with respect to its overall health.

Latavius Murray
News
Murray had three carries for six yards in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh. He played just six snaps on offense.

Murray continues to have a limited role in the offense with Dalvin Cook getting nearly all the touches out of the backfield. Even worse for Murray's fantasy value is that fullback C.J. Ham had a one-yard rushing touchdown when Murray was thought to possibly be the goal-line running back.

Kyle Sloter
News
Sloter was signed to Minnesota's practice squad, Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Vikings agreed to pay him a higher than the usual $20,000 per week salary. He could be a long-term project for the Vikings as a result.

R.J. Shelton
Injury
Dalvin Cook
News
Cook gained 64 yards on 12 carries and added a pair of catches for no gain during Sunday's 26-9 loss to the Steelers.

Cook's workload was rather limited as his team trailed the whole game, but he managed to post an average of 5.3 yards per carry against a respectable defensive front. The sample size is small, but the rookie has averaged 5.6 yards per carry through 34 totes in his young NFL career. The offense struggled without Sam Bradford (knee) under center, which is a trend to consider moving forward, but Cook has certainly looked the part when his number is called. He will look to have more of an impact in Week 3 against the Buccaneers.

Stacy Coley
News
Coley had four receptions for 76 yards in Sunday's preseason win over San Francisco.

Coley has 13 receptions for 160 yards this preseason. It looks like both he and Rodney Adams, both rookies, could make the final roster as depth receivers.

Riley Reiff
News
Reiff (back) returned to practice Monday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

While he wasn't a full participant, it's an encouraging sign after he missed eight days of practice. Minnesota's offensive line struggled last season -- in part due to injuries -- and Reiff, the team's projected starter at left tackle, was an offseason acquisition who the team is hoping will make an impact.

Laquon Treadwell
News
Treadwell had three receptions on six targets for 33 yards in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh.

Treadwell played 50 snaps on offense compared to 12 snaps for Jarius Wright as it looks like he's taking over the third wide receiver role. Treadwell's value could be on the rise, however his fantasy value may be limited if Sam Bradford doesn't return from a knee injury.

Bronson Hill
News
Hill signed with the Vikings' practice squad, Judd Zulgad of 1500 ESPN reports.

Hill signed with the Vikings in August after being released by the Jaguars this past May. The Vikings have elected to keep three quality running backs on their final roster, but Hill will remain within the organization.

Sam Bradford
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Bradford (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Per ESPN.com, Bradford's injured knee didn't respond well to limited practice sessions Wednesday and Thursday. He was dealing with pronounced pain Friday morning, and he's now scheduled to get a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, who performed ACL repairs on the same left knee in 2013 and 2014. The injury is thought to be a bone bruise, but there's been some trouble diagnosing it due to the scar tissue built up around Bradford's ACL. Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph all need to be significantly downgraded with Case Keenum under center, and Bradford's absence is also a sub-optimal development for Dalvin Cook.

Injury
Knee - Did Not Practice on Friday. Out for Week 3 vs. Tampa Bay
Eric Kendricks
News
Kendricks tallied nine tackles (three solo) in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Kendricks improved on a six tackle (three solo) performance in the Vikings' season opener. He was on the field for all 74 defensive snaps, and figures to continue being heavily involved in the action when the team welcomes the Buccaneers to the Twin Cities for Week 3.

Kyle Rudolph
News
Rudolph caught four of six targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 26-9 loss to the Steelers.

Rudolph led the team in receiving yardage and tied for the lead in targets, but a lackluster passing display by Case Keenum limited his upside. Despite some struggles in this one, Rudolph actually managed to improve upon his Week 1 totals, though he wasn't able to reach the end zone. The big tight end should remain one of the most heavily-targeted Vikings regardless of who is under center, though it appears his potential weekly output will remain relatively modest. He will face off with the Buccaneers defense next week.

Marcus Sherels
News
Sherels returned two punts for an average of 5.5 yards in Monday's win over the Saints.

Sherels won the team's punt return job again and also could be used at times on kickoffs. He won't get significant playing time on defense unless injuries strike but he remains a valuable special teams player.

Bishop Sankey
News
Sankey underwent surgery on his torn ACL last week and has begun rehab, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Sankey was waived and reverted to injured reserve after tearing his ACL in the Vikings' preseason opener. With his rehab already underway, Sankey should be able to recover in time for the start of the 2018 season. However, a serious injury like this could put his NFL future in serious jeopardy.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Everson Griffen
News
Griffen had two sacks and four total tackles in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh.

With three sacks in his firs two games, Griffen looks set to return to the double-digit sack totals he had in 2014 and 2015 before a slight dip to eight sacks last season.

Eric Wilson
No Updates
Ifeadi Odenigbo
News
The Vikings selected Odenigbo in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 220th overall.

Odenigbo is undersized for an end at just 258 points, and his lack of arm length will make it difficult for him to shed blocks. However, he is an impressive athlete with above-average metrics in nearly every Combine drill. Minnesota's depth up front means that Odenigbo has his work cut out for him if he wants to make the 53-man roster as a rookie.

Kentrell Brothers
News
Brothers didn't record a tackle and played just 18 snaps, all on special teams, in Monday's win over the Saints.

Brothers was competing for the starting weak-side linebacker role in the preseason, but Ben Gedeon won the role. Brothers will have a limited reserve and special teams role as a result.

Xavier Rhodes
News
Rhodes (hip) logged a full practice Wednesday.

Rhodes was limited throughout last week at practice due to a hip issue, but was ultimately able to take the field in a Week 2 loss to the Steelers. The 27-year-old finished the contest with five tackles (four solo) and a pass defended. Although he was injured heading into the game, Rhodes was still on the field for 60 of a possible 74 snaps. Barring any setbacks, he is on track to play in Week 3.

Shamar Stephen
News
Stephen had four tackles and played 27 of 62 snaps on defense in Monday's win over the Saints.

Stephen is part of the rotation at defensive tackle and provided some pass rush with one QB hurry, according to Pro Football focus. However, he's mostly a run stuffer who won't accumulate many stats for IDP leagues.

Rodney Adams
News
Adams had three receptions for 35 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown, in Sunday's win over the 49ers. He also added a 32-yard punt return.

Adams may have lost the kick return job after he lost a fumble on a kickoff return last week and Jerick McKinnon returned a kickoff for a touchdown on Sunday. Adams has 12 receptions for 73 yards and two touchdowns this preseason, so he'll likely make the final roster as depth receiver and special teams player.

Ryan Quigley
No Updates
Mackensie Alexander
News
Alexander had one tackle and played 43 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh, compared to 42 for Terrance Newman as the two split nickel corner duties.

It was thought that Alexander would begin the season with the slot corner and nickel role, but Alexander came off the bench and played just 27 snaps on defense in Week 1. It looks like he and Newman may split the role even if Alexander comes off the bench initially.

Tom Johnson
News
Johnson had just one tackle in Monday's win over the Saints. He played 45 of 62 snaps on defense.

Johnson played more snaps then all but two games last year, which shows he's back to full strength after missing the last two games of last season due to a hamstring injury. His value is in stuffing the run, which doesn't translate to fantasy value in most leagues.

Mike Remmers
No Updates
Blake Bell
News
Bell was claimed by the Vikings on Sunday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

A recent string of injuries led the Vikings in search of another tight end. Kyle Rudolph (leg) should be fine for the season opener, but Bell provides the team with an emergency body should he be needed.

Stefon Diggs
News
Diggs caught two passes for 27 yards in the Vikings' loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

The absence of Sam Bradford (knee) paired with a more difficult matchup for the Minnesota offense limited the output of Diggs, Adam Thielen, and Dalvin Cook, after the trio produced big numbers at home against the Saints in the season opener. Diggs was targeted a team-high six times, but that equaled the number of looks for Thielen, Kyle Rudolph, and Laquon Treadwell. Bradford's status for Week 3 is still up in the air, opening the door for Case Keenum to be under center for the second straight week.

Adam Thielen
News
Thielen caught five of six targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 26-9 loss to the Steelers.

Though Thielen caught the majority of the balls thrown his way, he failed to produce much down the field aside from a 24-yard gain. He still tied for the team lead in targets, but Case Keenum struggled to an average of just 4.4 yards per attempt, limiting the upside of all Vikings pass-catchers. Thielen's fantasy value could be tied to the health of Sam Bradford (knee), but with few details surrounding the nature of his injury, it remains to be seen who will be under center in Week 3 against the Buccaneers.

Nick Easton
No Updates
Dylan Bradley
No Updates
Cornelius Edison
News
Edison signed a contract Wednesday with the Falcons, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports.

Edison played in six games for the Bears during his rookie season. Entering his second year, the 23-year-old will look to make Atlanta his new home for the long term. He'll likely serve in a backup capacity if he's able to win a roster spot out of training camp.

Taylor Heinicke
News
Heinicke (concussion) agreed to an injury settlement Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Heinecke is now removed from injured reserve and immediately eligible to sign with any team other than the Vikings.

Injury
Concussion - Out for Week 3 vs. Tampa Bay
Danielle Hunter
News
Hunter had one tackle and a QB hit in Monday's win over the Saints. He played 50 of the defense's 62 snaps.

Hunter provided a strong pass rush but didn't record any sacks. While duplicating last year's breakout season of 12.5 sacks may be difficult, he looked as strong a pass rusher as last season in Monday's win.

Shaan Washington
Injury
Leg - Injured Reserve
Emmanuel Lamur
News
Lamur (concussion) is not listed on the Vikings' injury report Thursday.

Lamur exited the Vikings third preseason game with concussion-like symptoms and did not play in the preseason finale against the 49ers. The 28-year-old will most likely be a depth linebacker for Mike Zimmer and the Vikings this season.

Joe Berger
No Updates
David Morgan
News
Minnesota has been using more two-tight-end sets in training camp, which could mean a larger role for Morgan, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He's done a good job blocking. You know he's always caught the ball well," said head coach Mike Zimmer.

Morgan played just 63 snaps as a rookie but shone as a receiver in the preseason. He could be a player to keep tabs on in case Kyle Rudolph gets hurt.

C.J. Ham
News
Ham rushed for a one-yard touchdown on his first career rushing attempt in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh. He played five snaps on offense.

Ham's touchdown is likely a rare event as head coach Mike ZImmer had talked before about using Latavius Murray as a goal-line back and the offense rarely uses a fullback.

Stephen Weatherly
News
The Vikings selected Weatherly in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 227th overall.

Weatherly has uncommon athleticism for a player at the 6-foot-4, 270-pound build, though he falls to this point for rawness reasons. Mike Zimmer is an ideal coach for him to land with, though.

Sharrif Floyd
News
Floyd (knee) has no set timeline for return, Matthew Coller of ESPN.com reports.

Floyd only suited up for one regular season game in 2016 before sitting out the rest with nerve damage in his knee. He's not expected to play Week 1, but the 2013 first-round pick is slated to be the top nose tackle when he returns.

Injury
Knee - Out for Week 3 vs. Tampa Bay
Anthony Barr
News
Barr logged nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's defeat at the hands of the Steelers.

Barr has been active so far this season, as he has recorded 17 tackles (11 solo) through two games. The 25-year-old missed just one snap Sunday and saw 73 total. He figures to continue seeing a heavy workload going forward.

Kevin McDermott
No Updates
Horace Richardson
No Updates
Andrew Sendejo
News
Sendejo led the Vikings with 10 tackles (eight solo) in the Vikings Week 2 loss to the Steelers.

Not only was Sendejo all over the field Sunday, he also was on the field for all 74 snaps. The veteran strong safety figures to be relied on heavily when the Vikings take on the Buccaneers in Week 3.

Jayron Kearse
News
Kearse had one tackle and played all 17 snaps on special teams in Monday's win over the Saints.

Kearse begins the season as a reserve safety who will get almost all his playing time on special teams.

Pat Elflein
News
Elflein will serve as the Vikings' starting center to begin 2017, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Elflein was battling Nick Easton for the starting role, but it appears the rookie third-round pick is in line to start Saturday's preseason contest, foreshadowing his role as the team's starting center.

Kai Forbath
News
Forbath made his only field-goal attempt from 42 yards in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh, but missed his only extra-point attempt. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he's concerned about the extra-point misses, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Forbath has made all 19 field-goal attempts in his Minnesota career, but is just 13 of 18 on extra-point attempts, including two misses this season. It doesn't sound like his job is in jeopardy, but continued extra-point misses could change that equation.

Cedrick Lang
No Updates
Michael Floyd
News
Floyd (suspension) had one reception for ten yards in Sunday's preseason win over the 49ers.

Floyd didn't get time with the first-team offense and hasn't looked strong this preseason. It was thought Floyd had a clear lead for the No. 3 wide receiver role after head coach Mike Zimmer raved about him early in training camp, but a lackluster preseason has created doubt. Floyd will battle Laquon Treadwell and Jarius Wright for the top spot behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen when he returns from a four-game suspension.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 at Chicago
Ben Gedeon
News
Gedeon started at weak-side linebacker but had just two tackles in Monday's win over the Saints. He played just 16 of 62 snaps on defense.

Gedeon beat out Edmond Robinson and Emmanuel Lamur for the starting job. The 2017 fourth-round draft pick may not have a lot of fantasy value, however, as the weak-side linebacker comes off the field in nickel packages.

Case Keenum
News
With Sam Bradford (knee) ruled out, Keenum will start Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, ESPN.com reports.

Bradford was held out of Friday's practice and is now getting a second opinion on his surgically-repaired left knee. Keenum was totally ineffective in his last start, completing 20 of 37 passes for 167 yards, despite playing with a solid receiving corps and the benefit of an efficient running game. Facing a Tampa Bay defense that shut down the Bears last week, Keenum is a bottom-five option among Week 3 starting quarterbacks. His presence under center necessitates major downgrades for the rest of the Minnesota offense.

Tramaine Brock
News
Brock (groin) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and is expected to be available for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Among an experienced cornerback unit in Minnesota, it's tough to project Brock vaulting himself into fantasy relevance this season unless injuries hit the team's defensive backfield. Brock, who missed the Week 1 win over the Saints with the groin injury, could replace Terence Newman as the Vikings' nickel back Sunday.

Danny Isidora
News
Isidora (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's season opener against the Saints, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

When healthy, Isidora projects as a backup to starting right guard Joe Berger. He will now look to improve on his health heading into Week 2.

Cayleb Jones
No Updates
Teddy Bridgewater
News
The Vikings placed Bridgewater (knee) on the Reserve/PUP list Saturday.

The move is merely procedural, as Bridgewater won't be returning to the field anytime soon. Having said that, the Vikings have been steadfast that he cannot be ruled out for the entire 2017 campaign. He's technically eligible to return in Week 7, but there's no telling when he'll be cleared to practice, let alone be ready for game action. Expect Sam Bradford to be under center for the entire 16-game slate, barring health concerns, while Case Keenum serves as the backup signal-caller.

Injury
Knee - Physically Unable to Perform
Antwione Williams
News
Williams was waived by the Lions on Saturday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

This is a surprising development given the experience Williams received in his rookie year coupled with the fact he seemed to be in the mix for a starting role in 2017. The Lions are probably hoping he'll clear waivers and be able to stash him on their practice squad.

Aviante Collins
No Updates
Brian Robison
News
Robison didn't record a tackle or sack in Monday's win over the Saints, but played 38 of 62 snaps on offense.

Robison looks set to be a regular in the defensive line rotation despite some whispers he could see a much reduced role this season at age 34. He may start the season slow after he struggled with a groin injury in the preseason.

Tashawn Bower
No Updates
Kyle Carter
News
Carter caught a 16-yard touchdown for his only reception in Sunday's preseason win over the 49ers.

He'll likely begin the season as the No. 3 tight end, though it's not clear if both he and Bucky Hodges will make the final roster.

Jarius Wright
News
Wright had just on reception for nine yards on two targets in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh.

He played just 12 snaps on offense compared to 50 for Laquon Treadwell, who also had six targets. It looks like Wright is behind Treadwell for the third receiver role. However, the third receiver may not matter much for fantasy purposes if Sam Bradford can't return soon from a knee injury.

Jerick McKinnon
News
McKinnon had three carries for 16 yards and had three receptions for nine yards on five targets in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh.

McKInnon got more work that Latavius Murray behind Dalvin Cook. He also played more snaps (22) than Murray (6). However, both will have a limited backup role behind Cook.

Terence Newman
News
Newman played 41 snaps and worked as the slot corner ahead of Mackensie Alexander in Monday's win over the Saints, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He had four total tackles.

It looks like Newman will get more playing time as a result. However, we'd expect the Vikings to be judicious with the 39-year old's playing time later in the season.

Harrison Smith
News
Smith started at free safety and had six tackles in Monday's win over the Saints.

Smith was strong in pass coverage once again and remains a force in the secondary. He'll get plenty of opportunities to make big plays this season, especially against weaker offenses.

Trae Waynes
News
Waynes had 11 total tackles in Monday's win over New Orleans.

Waynes had an impressive game from a tackling standpoint as he had five solo tackles and five stops, which shut down ball carriers, according to Pro Football Focus. If his increased success on tackles is a trend, he could be a more valuable IDP option.

Linval Joseph
News
Joseph had three total tackles in Monday's win over the Saints.

He started at nose tackle and played 35 of 62 snaps on defense. He remains an elite force against the run, but has 16.5 sacks in 97 career games, however, so his IDP value is limited.

Jaleel Johnson
News
The Vikings selected Johnson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 109th overall.

Johnson adds another big body inside for the Vikings front, checking in at 6-foot-3, 316 pounds. His subpar combine, including a mere 19 reps on the bench that ranked in just the fifth percentile among defensive linemen, made him a Day 3 pick. That said, he has impressive tape and was able to rush the passer from the interior with 7.5 sacks as a senior. Johnson figures to add depth at the right defensive tackle spot behind Sharrif Floyd, whose future is a bit cloudy due to nerve damage in his knee.

Jack Tocho
News
Tocho, who Minnesota selected in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, will move to safety, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

It's probably not a huge distinction as Tocho may play special teams more than defense if he's able to win a spot on the final roster. Tocho ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds at the Combine, so he may not have the speed to play cornerback regularly.

 

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