The Minnesota Vikings made some roster moves the past few days to get them to the September 1 deadline to have the required 75 players on the active roster. The following players were released on Sunday:

RB - Joe Banyard
TE - Brandon Bostick
CB - Jalil Carter
CB - Justin Coleman
WR - DaVaris Daniels
T - Stephen Goodin
LB - Josh Kaddu
WR - Jordan Leslie
DE - Caesar Rayford
DT - Chrishon Rose
CB - DeMarcus Van Dyke

There don't seem to be a lot of surprises in this round of cuts. The only "big" name to be released is tight end Brandon Bostick and the only reason his name might sound familiar to football fans is for his blunder in the NFC Championship game that many argue cost the Packers a trip to the Super Bowl.

In addition, tackle Carter Bykowski was waived Monday and quarterback Mike Kafka was waived yesterday, while Josh Robinson was placed on the "Physically Unable to Perform" (PUP) list.

The roster will have to be trimmed to 53 active players before the regular season starts, which means several more moves will have to happen over the next few days, as NFL teams are required to have their rosters set by Saturday, September 5.