Minnesota Vikings offensive players who could be traded

Oct 18, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer speaks, right, with general manager Rick Spielman before the game with the Kansas City Chiefs at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 18, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer speaks, right, with general manager Rick Spielman before the game with the Kansas City Chiefs at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith (71) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith (71) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Andre Smith Jr. is in a similar boat as Phil Loadholt. Both players are battling for the right tackle spot, both players were drafted in 2009, and both players were voted 1st-team All NFL by Pro Football Focus (Smith in 2012, Loadholt in 2013).

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Unlike Loadholt, however, Smith was brought in as a free agent.

On one hand, that could be a positive, as Smith was basically hand-picked by head coach Mike Zimmer. On the other hand, Loadholt is one of the longest tenured Vikings and is well-respected in the locker room.

Smith is a former top-10 draft pick, but he is even more injury prone than Loadholt. Smith has only started 16 games once during his seven-year career and 82 games overall, while Loadholt has played in 89 games (even after missing all of 2015 with his Achilles injury).

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Smith signed a one-year $3.5 million contract this past offseason. If the Vikings were to trade him, they would save $3 million, since Smith’s contract only has $500,000 in guaranteed money.

What do you think? Are there any players I missed on offense who could be traded this season?