By the end of Tuesday, rosters across the NFL were trimmed from 90 to 75 players. By the end of Saturday, teams will be down to their final form with the final cuts for the 53-man regular season roster.
It's this time of year that often goes unnoticed by the casual NFL fan, but big decisions are being made. Personnel managers are making decisions that could impact the rest of the season.
Do you keep seven linebackers? Three fullbacks? Nine defensive linemen? The decisions go on.
Futures are being determined and if enough things go wrong over the course of a season, these "fringe" players could be in position to become major contributors.
There are five interesting cases to pay attention to for Minnesota Vikings fans as the roster cuts continue.
Following are five players who could all either become major contributors to the 2013 Vikings or else find themselves on the streets looking for work by this weekend.
Step inside and have a look.