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No surprises as Vikings cut 15 players

Posted by: Mark Craig under Rookies, Vikings, NFC Updated: August 25, 2012 - 3:58 PM

The Vikings' first 15 cuts were so easy, they got them done two days ahead of the NFL deadline.

There are no surprises in the list below. That puts the team's roster at 75. The next round of cuts -- to 53 on Friday -- will no doubt have some surprises.

Here are the players who were released today. Eleven of them are undrafted rookies:

Bridger Buche................... G...................... R....... Eastern Michigan
Derrick Coleman............. RB...................... R......................... UCLA
Grant Cook........................ G...................... R.................... Arkansas
Solomon Elimimian.......... LB....................... 1........................ Hawaii
Corey Gatewood............. DB...................... R..................... Stanford
Levi Horn............................ T....................... 2..................... Montana
Anthony Jacobs.............. DE...................... R.................. Minnesota
Kamar Jorden................ WR...................... R........... Bowling Green
A.J. Love........................ WR...................... R.............. South Florida
Tyler Nielsen.................... LB...................... R........................... Iowa
Ernest Owusu................. DE...................... R.................... California
Tydreke Powell............... DT...................... R............ North Carolina
Chris Stroud.................... CB...................... R.. Webber International
Kerry Taylor................... WR....................... 1............. Arizona State
Bryan Walters................ WR....................... 2........................ Cornell

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