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QBs
Bradford,Heineke -- I think Heineke surprises and beats out Keenum for back up
RBs
Cook, Murray, Mckinnon, Ham
WRs
Diggs, Theilen, Treadwell, Adams, Coley, Wright/Floyd --- I could see wright getting traded, maybe for Kendricks brother from the eagles
TEs
Rudolph, Hodges, Morgan
OL
Boone, Reiff, Remmers, Elflein, Berger, Easton, Clemmings, Hill, Isidora, Sirles
DL
Griffen, Hunter, Joseph, Sutton, Robison, Jones, Stephen, Johnson
LB
Barr, Kendricks, Gedeon, Robinson, Brothers, Lee, Lamur
DB
Smith, Rhodes, Newman, Waynes, Sherels, Sendejo, Alexander, Kearse, Exum
ST
Mcdermott, Quigley, Koehn

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Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:25 am
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I'm going to adjust your WR list......Coley to PS and they hold on to Wright and Floyd. I sure hope they do not trade Wright as I think he is underused and is solid. I need to see more of Ham at FB to commit to him but wondering what our other rookie TE (Truesdell) is showing? I'm sure he is a total longshot and more likely a PS player but he is intriguing (as well as Bower). Would love to see one of these long shots burst upon the NFL landscape with their foot on the gas. Just my 2 cents.


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Norv Zimmer wrote:
Diggs, Theilen, Treadwell, Adams, Coley, Wright/Floyd --- I could see wright getting traded, maybe for Kendricks brother from the eagles.

OL
Boone, Reiff, Remmers, Elflein, Berger, Easton, Clemmings, Hill, Isidora, Sirles


I hope Wright doesn't get traded and plays more often. A lot more often. I think he's the best WR the Vikings have aside from Diggs and Thielen.

Let's see who (if anybody) can stay healthy among the OL players throughout preseason. That will help determine the starters. At least until they get injured as well. :evil:


Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:18 am
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From the blogs Truesdell has looked pretty good but that's a tough lineup to crack. Morgan sounds like he's not only a great blocker but has good hands. Definite lock to make the roster barring injury so that would leave Bucky to beat out.

Sutton and Datone have been pretty quiet so far, a lot more praise for Johnson and Stephen from what I'm reading.

If Floyd continues the way he has, he'll make the team. He seems to be the dominant WR behind Diggs and Thielen. Very little coming out about Wright and quite honestly, with the amount he's being paid, I can see him getting cut. $2.5M is almost as much as Thielen is making.


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Post Re: My way to early 53 man roster Prediction
QBs
Bradford,Heineke -- I think Heineke surprises and beats out Keenum for back up
It's going to come down to who performs in the preseason. We also brought Keenum in because of his game experience .

RBs
Cook, Murray, Mckinnon, Ham
WRs
Diggs, Theilen, Treadwell, Adams, Coley, Wright/Floyd --- I could see wright getting traded, maybe for Kendricks brother from the eagles
TEs
Rudolph, Hodges, Morgan
OL
Boone, Reiff, Remmers, Elflein, Berger, Easton, Clemmings, Hill, Isidora, Sirles
Don't count Zac Kerin out.

DL
Griffen, Hunter, Joseph, Sutton, Robison, Jones, Stephen, Johnson
LB
Barr, Kendricks, Gedeon, Robinson, Brothers, Lee, Lamur
DB
Smith, Rhodes, Newman, Waynes, Sherels, Sendejo, Alexander, Kearse, Exum
ST
Mcdermott, Quigley, Koehn
Preseason will determine who we end up with.
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Will we keep 4 tight ends on the roster? Carter is currently looking better than Hodges in training camp.


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Will we keep 4 tight ends on the roster? Carter is currently looking better than Hodges in training camp.


It's looking close from what I've been reading. I'd bet they keep four.

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Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:31 pm
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First depth chart released.

Quarterback: Sam Bradford, Case Keenum, Taylor Heinicke
Running Back: Dalvin Cook, Jerick McKinnon, Bishop Sankey, Terrell Newby (Murray was still on PUP when this was released)
Fullback: C.J. Ham
Wide Receiver 1: Stefon Diggs, Jarius Wright, Cayleb Jones, Moritz Böhringer, Rodney Adams
Wide Receiver 2: Adam Thielen, Laquon Treadwell, Michael Floyd, Isaac Fruechte, Stacy Coley/R.J. Shelton
Tight End: Kyle Rudolph, David Morgan, Kyle Carter/Bucky Hodges, Nick Truesdell, Josiah Price
Left Tackle: Riley Reiff, Rashod Hill, Aviante Collins
Left Guard: Alex Boone, Jeremiah Sirles, Austin Shepherd, Freddie Tagaloa
Center: Nick Easton, Pat Elflein, Zac Kerin
Right Guard: Joe Berger, T.J. Clemmings, Danny Isidora
Right Tackle: Mike Remmers, Willie Beavers, Reid Fragel

Left Defensive End: Danielle Hunter, Brian Robison, Ifeadi Odenigbo
Defensive Tackle: Tom Johnson, Datone Jones, Will Sutton, Dylan Bradley, Chunky Clements
Nose Tackle: Linval Joseph, Shamar Stephen, Jaleel Johnson
Right Defensive End: Everson Griffen, Stephen Weatherly, Tashawn Bower, Sam McCaskill
Weak Side Linebacker: Emmanuel Lamur/Edmond Robinson, Elijah Lee
Middle Linebacker: Eric Kendricks, Kentrell Brothers, Ben Gedeon, Darnell Sankey
Strong Side Linebacker: Anthony Barr, Eric Wilson, Noor Davis
Left Cornerback: Trae Waynes, Terence Newman, Marcus Sherels, Tre Roberson, Sam Brown
Right Cornerback: Xavier Rhodes, Mackensie Alexander, Jabari Price, Terrell Sinkfield, Horace Richardson
Strong Safety: Andrew Sendejo, Jayron Kearse, Jack Tocho
Free Safety: Harrison Smith, Anthony Harris, Antone Exum, Jr.
Kicker: Kai Forbath, Marshall Koehn
Punter: Ryan Quigley, Taylor Symmank
Long Snapper: Kevin McDermott
Kick Returner: Marcus Sherels, Rodney Adams, Jerick McKinnon, Isaac Fruechte
Punt Returner: Marcus Sherels, Rodney Adams, Stacy Coley, Isaac Fruechte


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First depth chart released.

Left Cornerback: Trae Waynes, Terence Newman, Marcus Sherels, Tre Roberson, Sam Brown
Right Cornerback: Xavier Rhodes, Mackensie Alexander, Jabari Price, Terrell Sinkfield, Horace Richardson
Strong Safety: Andrew Sendejo, Jayron Kearse, Jack Tocho
Free Safety: Harrison Smith, Anthony Harris, Antone Exum, Jr.
Kick Returner: Marcus Sherels, Rodney Adams, Jerick McKinnon, Isaac Fruechte
Punt Returner: Marcus Sherels, Rodney Adams, Stacy Coley, Isaac Fruechte


Of course, the first depth chart is always a work in progress, what with preseason football coming up and always the annoying possibility of injuries. Sure hope the Vikings can remain healthy this year.

Anyway, looking at the list, who is currently regarded as the nickel back? Newman or Waynes? I assume the other guy will be the dime back.

According to ESPN: "When either Harrison Smith or Andrew Sendejo missed time in 2016, the Minnesota Vikings’ defense took a significant hit." I can't help but wonder if any of the safeties have shown significant improvement in camp, especially Kearse and Harris.

http://www.1500espn.com/vikings-2/2017/ ... velopment/

I think Marcus Sherels is an underrated punt returner. Even so, I think the days of kick returning explosiveness (as we saw from Percy Harvin and Cordarrelle Patterson) other teams respected might be gone.

And yeah, yeah, I know "kick returns supposedly aren't important these days in the NFL." That's true...at least, not until they happen.


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Waynes is strictly on the outside opposite Rhodes. Nickel is a bit up for grabs but is likely Alexander. Newman is backup to Waynes but can also play nickel. I'm sure he could play safety too.

Haven't heard a ton about the backups from the blogs, Harris had an interception or two and I think maybe Kearse. With Kearse he has the measurables but sounds like he needs to work on his tackling. I'd assume both backup safety spots are up for grabs and the preseason will help. The good thing is there's no intermediate cuts anymore so teams take the full 90 roster through the last preseason game. Allows coaches to evaluate bubble guys longer.


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