Vikings release five players to make room on offseason roster

Offensive tackle Austin Wentworth was the only player of the Vikings' released group on Thursday to have played in a regular-season game for Minnesota. As a reserve lineman, Wentworth was on the active roster for seven games last year.

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — After adding 10 undrafted college free agents, the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday made roster room by releasing five players.

Minnesota released safety Ahmad Dixon, running back Henry Josey, tight end Ryan Otten and offensive tackles Antonio Richardson and Austin Wentworth to get down to the offseason 90-man roster limit.

Wentworth was the only player of the group to see action in a regular-season game for the Vikings. As a reserve lineman, Wentworth was on the active roster for seven games last year. He had practiced at guard and tackle after signing as an undrafted free agent last year from Fresno State.

Richardson was seen as a possible project at tackle, who went undrafted last year because of troublesome knees. Richardson had both knees operated on last year and spent the entire season on injured reserve.

Dixon was on Minnesota’s roster two separate times last year. In between, he played five games for the Chicago Bears.

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