5 forgotten former members of the Minnesota Vikings

(Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images) Brock Lesnar
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(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Josh Freeman
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Of the many free agents the Minnesota Vikings have signed over the years, who are some that didn’t have very memorable tenures with the team?

The Minnesota Vikings have been a team that hasn’t been afraid to go after some free agents or claim guys off of waivers when they become available over the years. A lot of times injuries force the team into making these moves, as there hasn’t been an adequate replacement on the depth chart.

Fans love these signings and anytime a familiar named free agent becomes available there is always a lot of talk on social media about how the Vikings should bring these players in.

Sometimes they actually do fulfill these fans’ dreams. A lot of times though, these signings don’t go according to plan and the player is released shortly after he is added to the roster.

It can be hard to remember some of these free agents Minnesota has brought in over the years as their impact was so minimal.

Let’s look at five of these players that the Vikings signed during the not-too-distant past and hopefully stir up some memories. Unfortunately, many of these memories won’t be very pleasant ones.