The Vikings on Tuesday cut 4 players in order to comply with the NFL’s roster limit (75 players) and must make another round of cuts by late Saturday afternoon to further comply with the 53-man roster limit madated by the league.
While coaches and personnel departments across the league are surely anxious to begin another exciting season, Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress explained that cutting players was not something anybody enjoys.
“I’ve said from the beginning, this has been a great bunch of eighty, now seventy-five, guys,” Childress said on Wednesday. “It’s a great group to be around. The whittling down process is hard. In some cases, you’re cutting good football players…it’s not the fun part of the job.”
Childress indicated that part of his decision to rest most of the starters in Friday’s preseason finale against the Cowboys is to allow the reserves another chance to prove they belong on the team.
“We’ve got guys that are fighting to make this fifty-three man roster,” Childress said. “This is what some of these guys dream of doing and I want to make sure they can put their best foot forward and give some of the younger guys an opportunity to play.”
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