Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb (14) on the sideline during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Vikings 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The transition of quarterback to wide receiver is complete for Joe Webb, who was not among the 19 players waived by the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday.
The Vikings met the NFL's deadline requiring them to get to 53 players by waiving WR Stephen Burton, TE Colin Anderson, RB Joe Banyard, S Brandan
Bishop, OL Travis Bond, CB Brandon Burton, DT Everett
Dawkins, S Darius Eubanks, CB Bobby Felder, TE Chase Ford, OL Brandon
Keith, DT Anthony McCloud, LB Tyrone McKenzie, OL Kevin Murphy, DT
Spencer Nealy, DE D'Aundre Reed, WR Rodney Smith, WR Adam Thielen and DE
The team placed guard Seth Olsen on the injured reserve on Saturday. Fullback Jerome Felton and tackle DeMarcus Love face suspensions. Greg Childs remain on the Physically Unable to Perform List and defensive tackle Christian Ballard is away from the team for personal reasons.
The most notable cuts were Stephen Burton, who had appeared to be in front of Webb on the depth chart for much of the preseason, linebacker Tyrone McKenzie, who was a key contributor on special teams last season, and cornerback Bobby Felder, who flashed at times in preseason on defense and in the return game.
Felder sprained his ankle on Thursday night and Marcus Sherels shined. The former Gopher returned a kickoff for a touchdown and had an interception, helping him survive another year on the bubble.
Some players could come back to the Vikings as members of the practice squad. A decision on those players will likely be announced over the next couple of days.
It's also possible the team could still make more cuts if they choose to sign a free agent cut by another team.
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