EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings trimmed their roster by two players Wednesday, releasing guard Butch Lewis and tight end Daniel Hardy.
Minnesota now has 65 players on its roster, not including the unsigned 10 draft picks and 15 undrafted free agents the team has agreed to terms with.
Lewis and Hardy were considered longshots to make the roster, but were early cuts with the Vikings just in the second week of their offseason workouts.
Lewis, 23, finished last season on Minnesota's practice squad after signing as an undrafted free agent. An offensive guard, Lewis was behind Charlie Johnson, Brandon Fusco, Geoff Schwartz, Joe Berger and Chris DeGeare among players hopeful to fill the guard slots open after the release of Steve Hutchinson and Anthony Herrera in March.
Hardy, a 24-year-old tight end, was signed to a future contract as a free agent fter last season. Follow Brian Hall on Twitter.