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53-Man Roster Updates From Sam, Luke and Arif

With two preseason games already behind us, it’s time to update our 53-man roster predictions.

Our team of Vikings writers — myself, Luke Inman and Arif Hasan — have all submitted a fresh batch of names. For the most part we agreed on the skill positions. But the offensive line and defense? A different story. Here’s how it all shakes down.

Note: The order listed does not necessarily reflect our perception of the depth chart. 

QUARTERBACKS

Sam (2): Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill (Taylor Heinicke PUP)
Luke (2): Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill (Taylor Heinicke PUP)
Arif (2): Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill (Taylor Heinicke PUP)

RUNNING BACKS/FULLBACKS 

Sam (4): Adrian Peterson, Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata, Zach Line
Luke (4): Adrian Peterson, Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata, Zach Line
Arif (4): Adrian Peterson, Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata, Zach Line

WIDE RECEIVERS

Sam (6): Stefon Diggs, Charles Johnson, Adam Thielen, Jarius Wright, Laquon Treadwell, Cordarrelle Patterson
Luke (6): Stefon Diggs, Charles Johnson, Adam Thielen, Jarius Wright, Laquon Treadwell, Cordarrelle Patterson
Arif (6): Stefon Diggs, Charles Johnson, Adam Thielen, Jarius Wright, Laquon Treadwell, Cordarrelle Patterson

TIGHT ENDS

Sam (4): Kyle Rudolph, MyCole Pruitt, Rhett Ellison, David Morgan II
Luke (3): Kyle Rudolph, MyCole Pruitt, David Morgan II (Rhett Ellison PUP)
Arif (4): Kyle Rudolph, MyCole Pruitt, Rhett Ellison, David Morgan II

OFFENSIVE LINE

Sam (9): Matt Kalil, Alex Boone, John Sullivan, Brandon Fusco, Andre Smith, Joe Berger, T.J. Clemmings, Austin Shepherd, Willie Beavers
Luke (9): Matt Kalil, Alex Boone, John Sullivan, Brandon Fusco, Andre Smith, Joe Berger, T.J. Clemmings, Willie Beavers, Jeremiah Sirles
Arif (9): Matt Kalil, Alex Boone, John Sullivan, Brandon Fusco, Andre Smith, Joe Berger, T.J. Clemmings, Austin Shepherd, Nick Easton

DEFENSIVE LINE

Sam (8): Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph, Sharrif Floyd, Brian Robison, Shamar Stephen, Tom Johnson, Danielle Hunter, Justin Trattou
Luke (8): Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph, Sharrif Floyd, Brian Robison, Shamar Stephen, Tom Johnson, Danielle Hunter, Justin Trattou
Arif (9): Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph, Sharrif Floyd, Brian Robison, Shamar Stephen, Tom Johnson, Danielle Hunter, Justin Trattou, Zach Moore

LINEBACKERS

Sam (7): Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, Chad Greenway, Edmond Robinson, Audie Cole, Emmanuel Lamur, Kentrell Brothers
Luke (7): Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, Chad Greenway, Edmond Robinson, Audie Cole, Emmanuel Lamur, Kentrell Brothers
Arif (6): Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, Chad Greenway, Edmond Robinson, Audie Cole, Emmanuel Lamur

CORNERBACKS

Sam (6): Xavier Rhodes, Terence Newman, Trae Waynes, Captain Munnerlyn, Mackensie Alexander, Marcus Sherels
Luke (6): Xavier Rhodes, Terence Newman, Trae Waynes, Captain Munnerlyn, Mackensie Alexander, Marcus Sherels
Arif (6): Xavier Rhodes, Terence Newman, Trae Waynes, Captain Munnerlyn, Mackensie Alexander, Marcus Sherels

SAFETIES

Sam (4): Harrison Smith, Andrew Sendejo, Michael Griffin, Jayron Kearse
Luke (5): Harrison Smith, Andrew Sendejo, Michael Griffin, Jayron Kearse, Anthony Harris
Arif (4): Harrison Smith, Andrew Sendejo, Anthony Harris, Jayron Kearse

SPECIAL TEAMS

Sam (3): Blair Walsh, Jeff Locke, Kevin McDermott
Luke (3): Blair Walsh, Jeff Locke, Kevin McDermott
Arif (3): Blair Walsh, Jeff Locke, Kevin McDermott

OFFENSE/DEFENSE BREAKDOWN

Sam: 25/25
Luke: 24/26
Arif: 25/25

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