Minnesota Vikings 2023/24 NFL Roster

Minnesota Vikings Team Line Up 2023/24


Jordan Addison3WR215' 11"175 lbsRookie
Hakeem Adeniji78OT256' 4"302 lbs4
Garrett Bradbury56C286' 3"300 lbs5
Blake Brandel64G266' 7"315 lbs3
Henry Byrd68G246' 5"310 lbsRookie
Ty Chandler32RB255' 11"204 lbs2
Ezra Cleveland72G256' 6"312 lbs4
Kirk Cousins8QB356' 3"205 lbs12
Christian Darrisaw71OT246' 5"315 lbs3
Myles Gaskin37RB265' 10"199 lbs5
Jaren Hall16QB256' 0"207 lbsRookie
C.J. Ham30FB305' 11"250 lbs7
N'Keal Harry13WR256' 4"225 lbs5
T.J. Hockenson87TE266' 5"248 lbs5
Ed Ingram67G246' 3"307 lbs2
Lucky Jackson15WR266' 0"186 lbsRookie
Trishton Jackson9WR256' 1"191 lbs2
Justin Jefferson18WR246' 1"195 lbs4
Alexander Mattison2RB255' 11"215 lbs5
DeWayne McBride37RB225' 10"209 lbsRookie
Nick Mullens12QB286' 0"210 lbs5
Johnny Mundt86TE286' 4"233 lbs6
Nick Muse34TE246' 5"252 lbs2
Jalen Nailor83WR246' 0"190 lbs2
Kene Nwangwu26RB256' 1"210 lbs3
Brian O'Neill75OT286' 7"310 lbs6
Josh Oliver84TE266' 5"259 lbs5
K.J. Osborn17WR265' 11"203 lbs4
Brandon Powell4WR285' 8"181 lbs6
David Quessenberry76OT336' 5"306 lbs6
Chris Reed62G316' 3"314 lbs8
Tyrese Robinson79G246' 3"324 lbs1
Austin Schlottmann65C276' 6"300 lbs5
Thayer Thomas89WR256' 0"195 lbsRookie
Olisaemeka Udoh74OT266' 6"320 lbs5


Junior Aho73DT246' 4"272 lbsRookie
Brian Asamoah II33LB236' 0"226 lbs2
Mekhi Blackmon5CB245' 11"178 lbsRookie
Andrew Booth Jr.23CB226' 0"194 lbs2
Jonathan Bullard90DE296' 3"290 lbs8
Camryn Bynum24S256' 0"200 lbs3
Andre Carter II55LB236' 6"256 lbsRookie
Lewis Cine6S236' 2"199 lbs2
C.J. Coldon Jr.35CB256' 1"180 lbsRookie
Marcus Davenport0LB276' 6"265 lbs6
Sheldon Day52DT296' 1"294 lbs7
Troy Dye45LB266' 3"225 lbs4
Akayleb Evans21CB246' 2"198 lbs2
Jordan Hicks58LB316' 1"236 lbs9
Danielle Hunter99LB286' 5"263 lbs9
Theo Jackson25S246' 1"198 lbs2
Pat Jones II91LB246' 4"264 lbs3
William Kwenkeu47LB266' 1"235 lbs2
Dean Lowry94DE296' 6"296 lbs8
James Lynch92DT246' 4"295 lbs4
Josh Metellus44S255' 11"207 lbs4
Byron Murphy Jr.7CB255' 11"190 lbs5
Ivan Pace Jr.40LB225' 10"231 lbsRookie
Harrison Phillips97DT276' 3"307 lbs6
Jaquelin Roy93DT226' 3"305 lbsRookie
Harrison Smith22S346' 2"211 lbs12
T.J. Smith50DT266' 3"300 lbs1
NaJee Thompson11CB235' 11"205 lbsRookie
Khyiris Tonga95DT276' 4"338 lbs3
Nick Vigil59LB306' 2"230 lbs8
Luiji Vilain43LB256' 4"252 lbs2
Jay Ward20S236' 1"188 lbsRookie
Benton Whitley51LB246' 3"260 lbs2
Jaylin Williams38CB235' 10"195 lbsRookie
Joejuan Williams29CB256' 3"212 lbs5
D.J. Wonnum98LB256' 5"258 lbs4

Special Teams

Greg Joseph1PK296' 0"206 lbs4
Ryan Wright14P236' 3"245 lbs2

The DNA of the Minnesota Vikings has transformed significantly since last season. Numerous familiar faces on the team have transitioned towards fresh prospects, leaving a vacuum to be filled, and opportunities to strengthen the line up for the final Vikings 2023 team roster.

Kevin O’Connell’s enters his second year as head coach as as the 64th season of Vikings’ NFL  journey unfurls and their relentless pursuit of a maiden Super Bowl victory continues.

Let’s look at key team lineup changes and decipher their potential implications for the upcoming season:

Vikings Roster: Departures for 2023/24 NFL Season

Position Player New Team
RB Dalvin Cook
DC Ed Donatell
CB Cameron Dantzler
LB Eric Kendricks Chargers
CB Patrick Peterson Steelers
CB Duke Shelley Raiders
Edge Za’Darius Smith Browns
TE Irv Smith Jr. Bengals
CB Chandon Sullivan
WR Adam Thielen Panthers
DT Dalvin Tomlinson Browns

Several departures primarily impacted the defensive side, an area where the Vikings encountered challenges last season. Donatell’s dismissal after just a year in Minnesota stemmed from his use of personnel unsuited to his strategy and his reluctance to adapt. This transition will be explored further shortly.

Among the most notable changes, the Vikings let go of their top cornerbacks from the previous season, leading to a reliance on youthful players and those who struggled with injuries.

Eric Kendricks, though dependable, displayed a decline from his performance in prior seasons and left for a chance to play nearer to his home. Tomlinson‘s departure is significant, given his standout role in the defense, but the Vikings couldn’t afford his high price tag. Za’Darius Smith‘s exit, while he faded in the latter part of 2022, is noteworthy; he headed to Cleveland via  a draft-pick exchange.

On the offensive side, some key players also moved on. Adam Thielen’s narrative, including his $500 scholarship, now unfolds in Carolina. Irv Smith Jr. headed to Cincinnati after injury-laden seasons that fell short of his potential as a second-round pick. The major departure was running back Dalvin Cook, released in June after refusing a pay cut to stay or facilitate a trade. As of writing, Cook remains unsigned.

Vikings Roster: Team Lineup Additions for 2023/24 NFL Season

Position Player Former Team
WR Jordan Addison Southern Cal
CB Mekhi Blackmon Southern Cal
EDGE Marcus Davenport Saints
STAFF Brian Flores
QB Jaren Hall Brigham Young
DL Dean Lowry Packers
RB Dwayne McBride Alabama-Birmingham
CB Byron Murphy Cardinals
TE Josh Oliver Ravens
WR Brandon Powell Rams
LB Troy Reeder Rams
DT Jaquelin Roy Louisiana State
S Jay Ward Louisiana State
CB Joejuan Williams Patriots

The standout addition is Brian Flores, the new defensive coordinator who presents a sharp contrast to Donatell’s passive approach from 2022. Flores’ aggressive defensive strategies could rejuvenate the under-performing unit from last season.

Offensively, Jordan Addison, a Biletnikoff Award recipient, aims to fill Adam Thielen’s shoes, competing for the No. 2 WR spot opposite Justin Jefferson. Josh Oliver, recognized for blocking, offers versatility, while Jaren Hall is a developmental quarterback, unlikely to replace Kirk Cousins long-term.

Explosive rusher Dwayne McBride could contribute to the new running back rotation after Cook’s departure.

On the defensive front, Marcus Davenport is a potential-filled gamble, holding promise with a one-year contract. Murphy leads the cornerback group despite his relatively short NFL experience. Lowry strengthens the defensive line rotation, and Blackmon, Ward, and Roy have early chances to impact the defense and push the team up the NFL standings for this year.

Minnesota Vikings Team Salaries: Player Cash Rankings

Minnesota Vikings Player Cash Salaries
Kirk CousinsMINQB$30,000,000
T.J. HockensonMINTE$19,392,000
Brian O'NeillMINRT$19,000,000
Danielle HunterMINOLB$17,000,000
Marcus DavenportMINDE$13,000,000
Byron MurphyMINCB$8,650,000
Josh OliverMINTE$8,250,000
Harrison SmithMINFS$8,000,000
Jordan AddisonMINWR$7,736,720
Garrett BradburyMINC$5,250,000
Harrison PhillipsMINDT$4,500,000
Dean LowryMINDE$4,500,000
Alexander MattisonMINRB$3,650,000
Jordan HicksMINILB$3,500,000
C.J. HamMINFB$3,500,000
Ezra ClevelandMING$2,993,000
D.J. WonnumMINDE$2,743,000
K.J. OsbornMINWR$2,743,000
Oli UdohMINT$2,582,500
Justin JeffersonMINWR$2,399,473
Nick MullensMINQB$2,100,000
Greg JosephMINK$2,000,000
Christian DarrisawMINLT$1,873,285
Mekhi BlackmonMINCB$1,607,516
Andrew DePaolaMINLS$1,530,000
Chris ReedMING$1,515,000
Jay WardMINCB$1,403,544
Jonathan BullardMINDE$1,317,500
Brandon PowellMINWR$1,232,500
Lewis CineMINS$1,227,461
Johnny MundtMINTE$1,130,000
Austin SchlottmannMING$1,130,000
Patrick JonesMINDE$1,102,736
Jaquelin RoyMINDT$1,089,772
Andrew Booth Jr.MINCB$1,082,537
Myles GaskinMINRB$1,080,000
David QuessenberryMINRT$1,080,000
Jaren HallMINQB$1,029,276
James LynchMINDT$1,010,000
Troy DyeMINOLB$1,010,000
Josh MetellusMINS$1,010,000
Ben EllefsonMINTE$1,010,000
Ed IngramMING$977,636
Brian AsamoahMINLB$954,402
Kene NwangwuMINRB$940,000
Camryn BynumMINCB$940,000
Blake BrandelMINT$940,000
Khyiris TongaMINDT$940,000
Akayleb EvansMINCB$870,000
Ty ChandlerMINRB$870,000
Jalen NailorMINWR$870,000
Ryan WrightMINP$870,000
Theo JacksonMINCB$870,000
Nick MuseMINTE$870,000
Andre Carter IIMINDE$790,000
Ivan PaceMINLB$770,000
NaJee ThompsonMINCB$750,000
Sam SchlueterMINT$750,000
Tay GowanMINCB$500,000
William KwenkeuMINLB$475,000
Malik KnowlesMINWR$465,000
Abraham BeauplanMINLB$458,000
Thomas Nielsen

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