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Vikings make final cuts, announce 53-man roster

The Vikings made the final preparation for the regular season Saturday, when the team announced it trimmed its roster to 53 players.

We’ll list the players cut first, followed by the current 53-man roster.

Players waived (19):

TE Colin Anderson, RB Joe Banyard, S Brandan Bishop, OL Travis Bond, CB Brandon Burton, WR Stephen […]

Desmond Bishop makes most of opportunity

Judd Zulgad and Andrew Krammer discuss the fact Desmond Bishop’s play in the Vikings’ past two preseason games has helped the linebacker lock up a roster spot

UPDATED: Projected 53-Man Roster (Following Preseason Game #4)

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Earlier this week I put out my projected 53-man roster. Now that we’ve seen the fourth and final preseason game and bubble players had their final chance to show what they’ve got, I’ve amended my previous 53-man roster to […]

Notebook: Desmond Bishop, Marcus Sherels impress in preseason finale

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

Most Minnesota Vikings starters wore pads on Thursday night, but did so for the camera as they completed a string of in-game sideline interviews with their replacements on the field for the final preseason game.

Linebacker Erin Henderson (heel), cornerback Chris Cook (groin), fullback Jerome Felton (appendectomy), defensive tackles Sharrif Floyd […]

Desmond Bishop passes first audition, awaits second on Thursday

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The longest look of any non-starter in the Minnesota Vikings defense went to linebacker Desmond Bishop during Sunday’s preseason loss at the San Francisco 49ers.

Bishop led the team with eight tackles, four for a one-yard-or-less gain, on 33 plays at the weak-side or nickel linebacker role.

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Frazier: 'There's a chance' Kevin Williams makes a week one return

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — San Francisco 49ers’ guard Joe Looney said he “wasn’t trying to take a cheap shot” when he cut an unaware Kevin Williams at the knees during Sunday’s preseason loss.

But that’s not how the Vikings see it.

Linebackers Chad Greenway and Desmond Bishop both said on Tuesday […]

Game Preview: Vikings vs. Titans

Vikings PR

PRESEASON WEEK FOUR – MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS TENNESSEE TITANS THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013 – MALL OF AMERICA FIELD – 7:00 p.m. CT – KARE 11

GAME SUMMARY Head Coach Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings (10-6 in 2012) welcome the Tennessee Titans (6-10 in 2012) to Mall of America Field this Thursday, […]

“There’s No Room In The Game For That Kind Of Play.” Vikings Players Upset With Low-blow On Williams.

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – We’re now two days removed from Sunday night’s third preseason game and the Vikings players are still hot when talking on the topic of the cheap peel back block that Joe Looney delivered to Kevin Williams during the […]

Five Things To Know From Vikings-49ers

By Jeff Wald

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A pair of NFC playoff contenders sure brought their physical, hard-hitting styles to a preseason matchup in late August.

Enough that the Minnesota Vikings were considering sending one particular play to the NFL for review after their 34-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.

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Aj Mansour’s Projected 53-Man Roster

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – While the Minnesota Vikings don’t officially have to submit their final 53-man roster to the league until 5:00PM (CDT) on Saturday, August 31st, a lot of the decisions have already been made. In fact, many of them […]