EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Tuesday announced two trades — and multiple roster moves — to narrow the team to the NFL-maximum of 53 players.
Minnesota traded offensive lineman Jesse Davis to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2025 NFL Draft.
The Vikings also traded a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Houston Texans to acquire defensive lineman Ross Blacklock, who was a second-round pick in 2020, and a 2023 seventh-round selection.
Davis had joined the Vikings this offseason and was competing for Minnesota's right guard position. Rookie Ed Ingram came on strong in that competition.
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Minnesota released the following players:
Quarterback Sean Mannion
Cornerback Nate Hairston
Cornerback Parry Nickerson
Minnesota waived the following players:
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
The following player was waived with an injury settlement:
Defensive lineman Jullian Taylor
The moves enabled the Vikings to go from 75 players to 53 by the NFL's deadline of 3 p.m. (CT).
Teams can establish their 16-player practice squads Wednesday.
Minnesota has the opportunity to make additional moves before opening the 2022 season at home against Green Bay on Sept. 11.