Ladies And Gentlemen, Your Minnesota Vikings' 53-Man Roster

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The final cuts have been made, according to the folks at Vikings.com , and this is what your 53-man roster looks like as of right now.

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40for60

Cloquet, MN

#1 Sep 4, 2011
Ryan Cook is a surprise, Farwell, and Dugan.
Evidently Klink's love of Dugan was from his hard work, not his skills.
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#2 Sep 4, 2011
40for60 wrote:
Ryan Cook is a surprise, Farwell, and Dugan.
Evidently Klink's love of Dugan was from his hard work, not his skills.
Reisner showed more than Dugan in camp, cheaper too. O/L HAD to get younger, stronger, as we plan for the years ahead. Wish we had used the same logic on WRs as Berrian is too expensive for his production and Camerilo is too slow to sub for Harvin. Main worry is secondary, very pedestrian and LB is way too thin. We took a step in the right direction for a rebuild, now let's finish it.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#3 Sep 4, 2011
Reisner's already cut. they picked up the houston LB & dumped him.
rah

Pleasanton, CA

#4 Sep 5, 2011
rah siss boom bah
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#5 Sep 5, 2011
Purple Faithful wrote:
Reisner's already cut. they picked up the houston LB & dumped him.
No surprise there...we could not go thru the season with 5 LBs. Looking over the practice squad I did not see Reisners name. No way you put him on the 53 man active, release him to sign a need and then not put him on the practice squad.....unless he did not clear waivers. Too bad.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#6 Sep 5, 2011
Kanfan wrote:
<quoted text>No surprise there...we could not go thru the season with 5 LBs. Looking over the practice squad I did not see Reisners name. No way you put him on the 53 man active, release him to sign a need and then not put him on the practice squad.....unless he did not clear waivers. Too bad.
I was disappointed to see him go. I'd have rather seen Kenny Onatolu get cut since he's special teams only, or, better yet, jon cooper. Do we really need 3 centers & a long snapper? Makes no sense to me. We have 3 guards & 3 centers, plus the long snapper for 4. Crazy.
40for60

Cloquet, MN

#7 Sep 5, 2011
Kanfan wrote:
<quoted text>No surprise there...we could not go thru the season with 5 LBs. Looking over the practice squad I did not see Reisners name. No way you put him on the 53 man active, release him to sign a need and then not put him on the practice squad.....unless he did not clear waivers. Too bad.
A google search comes up with nothing as far as him signing anywhere. How long do we have to wait for him to clear waivers?
40for60

Cloquet, MN

#8 Sep 5, 2011
I just read that our practice squad will be assembled Monday, which Monday, I don't know, lol.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#9 Sep 5, 2011
40for60 wrote:
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A google search comes up with nothing as far as him signing anywhere. How long do we have to wait for him to clear waivers?
24 hours, he cleared. Vikes intend to run 3 TE sets quite a bit & we have exactly 3 TE's. Shank missed the preseason with injury, though.
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#10 Sep 5, 2011
Purple Faithful wrote:
<quoted text>I was disappointed to see him go. I'd have rather seen Kenny Onatolu get cut since he's special teams only, or, better yet, jon cooper. Do we really need 3 centers & a long snapper? Makes no sense to me. We have 3 guards & 3 centers, plus the long snapper for 4. Crazy.
Yeah, Sully, Coop and Fusco....is a bit much. A talking head said Fusco will be starting by years end. Onatolu is listed as a LB also, don't remember him ever being a difference maker there. Heard some talk of moving L Dean (LB) to Safety, but can he play there. He is fast enough. This will be one interesting year.
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#11 Sep 6, 2011
Purple Faithful wrote:
<quoted text>24 hours, he cleared. Vikes intend to run 3 TE sets quite a bit & we have exactly 3 TE's. Shank missed the preseason with injury, though.
And Reisner did make the practice squad. Heard they get $5,700/wk. Not too shabby. What's your thoughts on why 2 FBs on practice squad and 0 on active roster?

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#12 Sep 6, 2011
Kanfan wrote:
<quoted text>And Reisner did make the practice squad. Heard they get $5,700/wk. Not too shabby. What's your thoughts on why 2 FBs on practice squad and 0 on active roster?
I wonder if they intend to change deimperio's position back to linebacker. Kliensasser's played fb before, so i guess he'll line up back there more, if needed. I don't think the vikes need a true fullback since AD doesn't like to follow FB's anyway. I do think they are short on TE's & FB's combined, though, considering they intend to have 3 of them on the field at once & hey only have 3.
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#13 Sep 6, 2011
Purple Faithful wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder if they intend to change deimperio's position back to linebacker. Kliensasser's played fb before, so i guess he'll line up back there more, if needed. I don't think the vikes need a true fullback since AD doesn't like to follow FB's anyway. I do think they are short on TE's & FB's combined, though, considering they intend to have 3 of them on the field at once & hey only have 3.
DeImperio was a LB in college, so that's possible. And Kliensasser has played H-back. Almost believe they will be experimenting with the offense for the first 3 or 4 games.
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#14 Sep 7, 2011
Kinda dis-appointed. I was expecting another change or 2, addressing an area of need. The defensive backfield. Our CBs and Safetys are making other QBs drool....like feeding time at the zoo.
Feedingarts

United States

#15 Sep 7, 2011
McDivots and the Berrian circus wont keep up with Rivers....

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#16 Sep 7, 2011
Kanfan wrote:
Kinda dis-appointed. I was expecting another change or 2, addressing an area of need. The defensive backfield. Our CBs and Safetys are making other QBs drool....like feeding time at the zoo.
premier db's really don't hit the street, tramon williams excepted.
Premierfarts

United States

#17 Sep 7, 2011
Not that Frasier would make a move for one anyway...
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#18 Sep 7, 2011
Purple Faithful wrote:
<quoted text>premier db's really don't hit the street, tramon williams excepted.
Granted...but is that the only way to acquire some help...wait until they are cut? I think not. Seems to me we could trade from where we are deep (defense line). Or we could trade Berrian.
Orfarts

Katy, TX

#19 Sep 7, 2011
Kanfan wrote:
<quoted text> Or we could trade Berrian.
Wont get a decent DB for him...just a WB (water boy)...
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#20 Sep 8, 2011
Purple Faithful wrote:
<quoted text>premier db's really don't hit the street, tramon williams excepted.
Just read where the Viking released 2 from the practice squad and added 2. Released: FB Asiata and DE McKinley. Added: DB Domonique Johnson and LB Tyrone McKenzie. No, PF, not premier players but Johnson is a taller DB with good speed...poor tackler. Tyrone McKenzie was a Pats draft pick (97) who went to the Bucs. MLB with good speed, surprise release. Some concern about torn ACL but playing well from what I read.

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