Photos: First look at former Vikings with their new teams

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs /

A number of former Minnesota Vikings players have suited up in their new colors recently.

Whenever a former Minnesota Vikings player, especially one who was a fan favorite, ends up with a different team, it always seems a bit odd to see them suit up in a new uniform for the first time.

This year, the Vikings saw the departure of a number of notable names from their roster including Stefon Diggs, Linval Joseph, Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, Everson Griffen, and Mackensie Alexander.

With players around the NFL beginning to arrive to their team facilities during the last few days for this year’s training camp, a bunch of guys who were on Minnesota’s 2019 roster have posted photos of themselves wearing a uniform that is no longer purple and gold.

Former Minnesota Vikings players sporting their new team colors

Without question, the biggest departure from the Vikings’ roster this offseason was Diggs. He is now a member of the Buffalo Bills and the team recently posted some photos on their social media accounts of the talented receiver in his new uniform.

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Letting go of Joseph was definitely a very tough decision for Minnesota to make this year. He developed into one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL during his tenure with the Vikings, but the team felt it was best to move on from the veteran defensive tackle this offseason. /

It didn’t take long for Joseph to be picked up by another team and during the upcoming season, he will be playing for the Los Angeles Chargers. On Saturday, the former Minnesota defensive tackle posted a photo on his Instagram account of him in a Chargers jersey for the first time.

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Rhodes was released by the Vikings on the same day as Joseph earlier this year. He is now a member of the Indianapolis Colts and he recently shared a photo of him sporting his new team colors for the first time. /
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It’s been three years since Teddy Bridgewater last took the field in a Minnesota uniform, but there are still plenty of Vikings fans who root for their favorite team’s former quarterback. After two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, Bridgewater signed with the Carolina Panthers this year and he will open the year as a starting quarterback for the first time since 2015. /

On Sunday, the Panthers posted a photo on their social media accounts of the former Minnesota first-round draft pick in their uniform for the first time.

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Both Waynes and Alexander are now members of the Cincinnati Bengals. But neither of them have posted anything online with them in their new uniforms as of Sunday. /

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It shouldn’t be long before the Vikings start releasing photos of some of their new players in their uniforms too including guys like Justin Jefferson, Jeff Gladney, and Tajae Sharpe.