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Vikings cut 11 players to put roster at 78

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings got started with their first round of roster cuts on Sunday afternoon, releasing 11 players in advance of Tuesday's deadline. The Vikings will have to cut three more players by Tuesday afternoon to drop to 75 players.

None of the cuts are particularly surprising; the Vikings slashed primarily from the positions where they have some depth, such as wide receiver, running back, tight end and the defensive backfield. Tight end Brandon Bostick is probably the most prominent name on the list (though obviously for a gaffe he committed elsewhere). Running back Joe Banyard is the longest-tenured Viking on the list; Banyard was active for 15 games last season, carrying 21 times for 88 yards.

Here is the full list of the Vikings' roster cuts:

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