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Tyler Forness

The Vikings place CB Andrew Booth Jr. on IR, activate TE Ben Ellefson

The Minnesota Vikings made the inevitable move placing cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. on injured reserve after he had season-ending surgery on his meniscus.

In turn, the Vikings activated tight end Ben Ellefson, who had been on injured reserve for the better part of two months with a groin injury.

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The move to activate Ellefson to the active roster was a necessary one, as his practice window was set to expire. That doesn’t mean that Ellefson is long for the roster. As things currently sit, the Vikings have four tight ends on the roster and they could be primed to waive him as they did linebacker Ryan Connelly and wide receiver Blake Proehl when they were activated.

The move also depletes the cornerback depth. Currently, the Vikings have only five cornerbacks on the active roster. They could wait until next week to activate Cameron Dantzler, but Tay Gowan, who has been activated for the last three games, has a chance to get added to the active roster.

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