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                       === Vikings set 53-man roster ===
 
 Eden  Prairie, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Vikings finalized their 53-
 man roster on Saturday, releasing 19 players.
 
 On  the offensive side of the ball, the team cut tight ends Colin Anderson and
 Chase  Ford, running  back  Joe  Banyard, guard  Travis  Bond, wide  receivers
 Stephen  Burton,  Rodney Smith and Adam  Thielen and tackles Brandon Keith and
 Kevin Murphy.
 
 The  defense  saw safeties  Brandan  Bishop  and Darius  Eubanks,  cornerbacks
 Brandon  Burton  and Bobby Felder,  defensive tackles Everett Dawkins, Anthony
 McCloud  and Spencer  Nealy, linebacker  Tyrone McKenzie,  and defensive  ends
 D'Aundre Reed and Collins Ukwu released.
 
 Also  on Saturday, the team placed guard Seth Olsen on injured reserve, placed
 fullback  Jerome  Felton and tackle DeMarcus  Love on the suspended list, wide
 receiver  Greg  Childs on the physically  unable to perform list and announced
 that defensive tackle Christian Ballard has left the team.
 
 Olsen suffered a concussion in Thursday's preseason finale against the Titans,
 while  Felton  is suspended for the  first three games  due to a DUI charge in
 2012,  and Love was handed a four-game ban after violating the NFL's policy on
 performance enhancing drugs.
 
 
 08/31 22:58:19 ET