5 former Vikings who could return to the team in 2020

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(Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) Tramaine Brock
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Tramaine Brock – CB

Tramaine Brock has been in the NFL forever it seems. After getting drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2010 and spending seven years with them, the Vikings traded for Brock at the start of that 2017 season.

He played in 11 games for Minnesota that year and he didn’t do much in his time on the field. He finished with just eight tackles and one pass breakup during his short stint with the Vikings. Minnesota opted to not bring him back in 2018 and he eventually landed a job with the Broncos.

Surprisingly, Brock started five games for Denver and had a decent 2018 season with them. That year, he ended with 23 tackles and six pass breakups, showing he still had plenty left in the tank.

He began last season with the Arizona Cardinals and his resurgence continued. For the Cardinals in 2019, Brock started seven games and he racked up 37 tackles.

Despite playing well though, Brock was released by Arizona late in the season. He then latched on with the Titans where he went on to accumulate 13 more tackles and help contribute to their playoff run.

The Vikings are probably going to be getting an overhaul at cornerback this offseason. With Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander entering free agency and Xavier Rhodes likely cut bait, Minnesota’s starting corners could be very young in 2020.

The Vikings could use a veteran like Brock on the roster for next season. He probably wouldn’t cost much and he has already played in Mike Zimmer’s system.

Brock would add valuable experience and he could give advice to young players like Mike Hughes, Holton Hill, and Kris Boyd. If he had to start a game or two due to others missing time with injuries, it likely wouldn’t set Minnesota’s defense back too much.