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Everson Griffen, Jake Browning, Ameer Abdullah among Vikings' 24 players cuts; more moves ahead

A series of injuries — and what might be nothing more than a high-profile procedural move with Everson Griffen — shaped the Vikings' effort to cut their roster down at the end of the preseason, as they arrived at a 53-man group that figures to go through more changes later this week.

The Vikings waived receiver Chad Beebe, offensive lineman Dru Samia, quarterback Nate Stanley and safety Luther Kirk with injury designations, setting the four players up to rehab on the team's injured reserve list. Sources said Beebe suffered a foot injury in Friday night's preseason finale in Kansas City that will sideline him for four months, likely ending the injury-riddled receiver's time in Minnesota.