After watching Dalton Risner in action for the past couple of weeks, the Vikings felt good enough about his play to move on from Ezra Cleveland.
That happened on Tuesday afternoon as the Vikings traded Cleveland to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a sixth-round pick.
There’s a good chance Risner would have continued as the starting left guard for the Vikings regardless of what happened at the trade deadline.
That much is confirmed with Cleveland no longer a part of the organization.
Originally selected by the Vikings in the 2020 NFL Draft, Cleveland was set to be an unrestricted free agent after this season. He has missed the past couple of games with a foot injury.
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