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Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Initial 53-Man Roster

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.