Vikings make cuts, trades to set initial roster

Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings made a series of roster moves to get to the league-mandated roster size, per Twin Cities affiliate KSTP.

By making a pair of trades and several cuts, Minnesota set its initial 53-man roster.

Among those cut were defensive linemen Armon Watts and Jaylen Twyman, quarterbacks Kellen Mond and Sean Mannion, and former third-round draft pick Wyatt Davis. The full list of cuts can be seen below.

Additionally, the Vikings traded offensive lineman Jesse Davis to Pittsburgh for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2025, and sent a 2023 sixth-round pick to Houston for defensive lineman Ross Blacklock and a 2023 seventh-round pick.

Finally, the team waived defensive lineman Jullian Taylor with an injury settlement.

With rosters now cut down, teams can start filling their 16-man practice squads on Wednesday. Teams can also continue to adjust the roster.

Minnesota opens the regular season on Sept. 11 against Green Bay.

See the full list of Tuesday’s roster cuts below. Click here to see the team’s roster.

  • Quarterback Sean Mannion
  • Cornerback Nate Hairston
  • Cornerback Parry Nickerson
  • Safety Mike Brown
  • Receiver Dan Chisena
  • Tight end Zach Davidson
  • Guard Wyatt Davis
  • Safety Myles Dorn
  • Guard Kyle Hinton
  • Receiver Trishton Jackson
  • Running back Bryant Koback
  • Linebacker William Kwenkeu
  • Linebacker Blake Lynch
  • Outside linebacker Zach McCloud
  • Quarterback Kellen Mond
  • Tight end Nick Muse
  • Outside linebacker Janarius Robinson
  • Defensive lineman T.J. Smith
  • Center Josh Sokol
  • Linebacker Chazz Surratt
  • Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman
  • Defensive lineman Armon Watts