Vikings Make First Roster Move in 40 Days

Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah the team’s year-end press conference for the 2022 season after losing to the New York Giants in the playoffs.

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Minnesota Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah holds the team’s year-end press conference for the 2022 season after losing to the New York Giants in the playoffs.

Forty days earlier, the Minnesota Vikings released longtime halfback Dalvin Cook, ending his six-year run with the club.

And as of Wednesday, that was Minnesota’s last ever roster transaction.

Vikings made first roster move in 40 days

But with training camp four days away, there’s been a slight uptick in business as a franchise. parted ways with veteran cornerback John Reed,

June 7, 2022; Renton, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback John Reed (29) catches the ball during minicamp practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports.

Vikings Social Media Team announced the move and got to the point, “Vikings have waived CB John Reed.”

The 27-year-old Reid will now hit the waiver wire and, if no team makes a move, will hit free agency by the end of the week. The Penn State alumnus joined the Vikings on May 4 via waivers, about a week after the 2023 NFL Draft. The Atlanta Falcons waived Reed on May 3 at the same time as the Vikings on Wednesday. He remained on Minnesota’s roster for 76 days.

December 26, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert (24) runs for a touchdown against Seattle Seahawks cornerback John Reed (29) during the third quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports.

After the reed subtraction, the Vikings CB depth chart looks like this:

CB1: byron murphy
CB2: Andrew Booth
CB3: akyleb evans
CB4: Joe Juan Williams
CB5: mekhi blackmon
CB6: tai govan
CB7: Calon Barnes
CB8: CJ Colden
CB9: naji thompson
CB10: jailyn williams

That batch will shrink substantially on August 30 — perhaps down to five or six people — so landing Reid now would add a bump to the process.

December 27, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Wide receiver Tee Higgins (85) of the Cincinnati Bengals welcomes for a touchdown against cornerback John Reed (34) of the Houston Texans during the third quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports.

The Houston Texans pursued Reid in 2020 with a fourth-round pick. He stayed in Houston for one season, starting one season and playing in 13 games. In 2021, he tracked down to the Seattle Seahawks, appearing in 11 games and starting two. Then last year, Reid landed with the Tennessee Titans and appeared in 3 contests with one start. He’s a young journeyman, playing 315 defensive snaps in 2020 — a small number compared to his peers.

Reed joined the Falcons’ practice squad late last year but did not experience any regular season experience with the club. The 26-year-old made 30 total tackles and 3 passes defensed in his career. Reid posted a 103.5 passer-rating against the Seahawks in 2021.

October 27, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions cornerback John Reed (29) during the third quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Iowa 30–24. Mandatory credit: Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports.

In a small sample, his pro football focus resume is rather decent:

  • 2020 = 60.4
  • 2021 = 66.8
  • 2022 = 60.4

The move to Minnesota opened up a roster spot with training camp just around the bend, and fans began to take to Twitter to cross their fingers for a Dalvin Cook reunion, though vikings territory No concrete realism can corroborate the theory.

dustin baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube channel, vikesnow, He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinney, which airs every Wednesday raun sah And Sal Masala, His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. List of guilty pleasures: Peanut butter ice cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Bassett Hounds, and The Doors (band).

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