The Vikings have started the process of getting down to a 53-man roster today by releasing Bene Benwikere and Jordan Taylor.
Benwikere was a fifth-round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2014. He was with the Panthers for three seasons before bouncing around to three different teams in the last two years. The Vikings had picked Benwikere up in early August for depth in the defensive backfield.
Taylor was signed by the Denver Broncos as a rookie free agent in 2015. In 2016 he put up 16 receptions, 209 yards, and 2 touchdowns. That was his best season to date. Taylor sat out the entire 2018 season recovering from hip surgery. The Vikings brought him in with the hopes of adding some size to the WR core as he stands 6-foot-5-inches tall.
There will be many more players released over the next week as the Vikings work toward their game one roster.