5 former Vikings who could return to the team in 2020

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Who are some former members of the Minnesota Vikings that could make their way back onto the team’s roster this offseason?

in all likelihood, the Minnesota Vikings won’t be the most active team when free agency begins in March. They’re not expected to have a ton of spending money this year and even if their salary cap master, Rob Brzezinski, is able to work some of his magic, the team will probably just bring in a handful of new faces this offseason.

That being said, it’s possible that some of these new additions won’t actually be new to the Vikings and they’ll just be familiar names from the past. Minnesota has brought back former players for a second stint with the team before, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if they did it again this offseason.

It’s always fun to see this happen as fans tend to follow former Vikings players no matter where they end up around the NFL. Even when they come back to Minnesota in a different uniform, they are often welcomed with open arms.

The Vikings did this just last year with the signing of Shamar Stephen. He was originally drafted by Minnesota and he played spent his first four NFL seasons in purple. Stephen went on to play a year with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018 and then was brought back to the Vikings when they weren’t able to re-sign Sheldon Richardson during last year’s offseason.

Minnesota actually welcomed back a familiar face again in 2019. They brought back punt returner Marcus Sherels not once, but twice last season.

So for 2020, who are some of the former Vikings that the team could look to bring back for their second go-around with the club?