Vikings announce first round of cuts including Minnesotan, former Gopher

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 24: Jake Wieneke of the Minnesota Vikings on his way to score a two-point conversion during the fourth quarter of a preseason game. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Vikings cut 14 players from its roster Friday evening, including a Maple Grove, Minn. native a former Gopher and two men who faced legal trouble earlier this year. 

Jake Wieneke, a rookie wide receiver from Maple Grove, was cut Friday. The South Dakota State product scored a pivotal touchdown and two-point conversion in last week’s preseason win against the Jaguars.

Former Gophers running back Kobe McCrary was also released Friday.

In addition, Cayleb Jones was cut from the team just days after he was arrested for domestic assault of girlfriend Tuesday afternoon in an Eagan hotel.

Antwione Williams, a third-year linebacker, was also cut. He was charged with a DWI earlier this year.

Here is the list of cuts made Friday:

G - Kareem Are

G - Kaleb Johnson

WR - Cayleb Jones

T - Dieugot Joseph

CB - Trevon Mathis

RB - Kobe McCrary

FB - Luke McNitt

LB - Mike Needham

QB - Peter Pujals

C - J.P. Quinn

WR - Korey Robertson

LB - Brett Taylor

WR - Jake Wieneke

LB - Antwione Williams