DE Eddie Yarbrough
The Vikings signed defensive end Eddie Yarbrough very late in the season. In fact, it was just before their playoff win against the New Orleans Saints. Yarbrough provided some veteran depth and the team had room after Armon Watts was hurt and placed on I.R.
Yarbrough has had some productive seasons in the league. In two years with the Bills, the edge rusher racked up 63 tackles, 8 tackles for a loss, and a sack. He does have some explosiveness to him but the fact he hasn’t registered a stat since 2018 is concerning.
There’s no question Yarbrough is a long shot to make the Vikings this year. While the team needs veteran depth, Yarbrough only has six career starts and doesn’t provide much more than a rookie would. He also will have to compete with fellow veteran Anthony Zettel and rookies D.J. Wonnum and Kenny Willekes to make the team.
Wonnum is a lock to be on the team as Vikings defensive coordinator Andre Patterson loves him. Willekes is a hard worker who wins through effort and desire. He could outwork Yarbrough in the preseason and win the job. Yarbrough has to look very good all preseason long if he has any shot to take a job away from a rookie or even Zettel for that matter.