The Vikings lost a tough game on Saturday night 23-13 to the Denver Broncos.
Not playing 33 players – including all starters – the Vikings took the opportunity to look at all their depth players to make roster cuts just a little bit easier.
There weren’t a lot of obvious standout performances but players did acquit themselves well on Saturday night.
With the offensive PFF grades from Saturday night’s game live, here are the defensive grades.
Jul 28, 2022; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman (93) performs a drill during training camp at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
Tye Smith 76.3
Esezi Otomewo 70.3
T.Y. McGill 44.4
James Lynch 39.9
Jaylen Twyman 27.8
Aug 20, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (14) throws while Minnesota Vikings linebacker Zach McCloud (59) defends during the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
Luigi Vilain 71.4
Zach McCloud 56.1
Patrick Jones II 49.6
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Troy Dye (45) celebrates with teammates after returning an interception 33-yards for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
William Kwenkeu 60.9
Troy Dye 51.6
Brian Asamoah 34.6
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) pulls down a first down reception with Minnesota Vikings defensive back Kris Boyd (29) defending late in the second quarter on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
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Kris Boyd 81.4
Tye Smith 64.5
Nate Hairston 60.2
Akayleb Evans 44.8
Parry Nickerson 40.3
Dec 5, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings safety Myles Dorn (46) knocks the football out of the hand of Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff (16) causing a fumble during the second half at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports
Myles Dorn 70.1
Josh Metellus 48.9
Mike Brown 48.6