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Vikings cut 5 players ahead of Tuesday’s roster deadline

The next roster deadline comes in exactly a week when the Vikings have to get their roster down to 80 players.

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EAGAN, Minn. -- In a couple of weeks, the Minnesota Vikings will be forced to make sweeping changes to get their roster to 53 players before the Sept. 11 season opener against the Green Bay Packers.

But first came a simpler, easier move when the Vikings had to trim their roster to 85 players on Tuesday afternoon. In order to do that, they released veteran cornerback Tye Smith; waived outside linebacker Andre Mintze and fullback Jake Bargas; and waived defensive tackle Tyarise Stevenson and receiver Thomas Hennigan with injury designations.

A source told the Pioneer Press that Stevenson has a tear in his AC joint, while Hennigan suffered a shoulder injury in practice last week. If both players clear waivers, they will revert to injured reserve.

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The next roster deadline comes in exactly a week when the Vikings have to be at 80 players. They should have a good idea who they want to cut after joint practices with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday and Thursday.

Chris Tomasson contributed to this report. 

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