5 former Vikings who could return to the team in 2020

(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Case Keenum
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(Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images) MyCole Pruitt
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MyCole Pruitt – TE

This is probably the biggest long shot of any of these former players on this list. It’s not because of the player though, it’s because the Vikings are pretty well set at tight end for the 2020 season.

Minnesota currently has Kyle Rudolph, Irv Smith Jr., Tyler Conklin, and David Morgan already on the roster. With cap space tight for the Vikings this offseason, it’s probably unlikely they will bring in another tight end. But crazier things have happened.

Maybe Minnesota wants to create more competition at the bottom of the depth chart and they could look to bring MyCole Pruitt back to his original NFL colors to do just that.

Pruitt was a fifth-round draft pick of the Vikings back in 2015. He hung around with Minnesota for two seasons racking up 11 receptions in 18 games for 96 yards and no touchdowns before getting cut midway through his second year with the team.

Pruitt then played for the Chicago Bears for a season, followed by a brief stint with the Houston Texans. It looked like his career in the league could be coming to an end and then he surprisingly found a resurgence with the Tennessee Titans.

Pruitt has played in 31 games plus a couple of postseason matchups during his two seasons with the Titans. He only caught 11 balls for Tennessee in these two years, but he found the end zone twice and he carved out a niche as a blocker who can catch the occasional pass.

A betting man would say Pruitt re-signs with the Titans this offseason. But if he hits the open market, maybe he finds his way back to the team that drafted him.