4 Vikings who will benefit from a canceled 2020 preseason

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Which Minnesota Vikings players could benefit from having no preseason games?

The Minnesota Vikings return to training camp with plenty of uncertainty across the league. Things look far different in the current climate. And speculation continues to mount regarding just how feasible the 2020 NFL season will become once it finally gets underway.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer will need to get the most out of his revamped roster in the coming weeks. And this is even more important when one considers the non-existence of preseason games on Minnesota’s schedule this year to decrease the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus before competitive action resumes.

The preseason is normally a great opportunity for those who are new to the roster to find their footing in a different scheme. It also represents a tremendous opportunity for players looking to forge a successful NFL career to stake a claim for the 53-man roster.

Sadly for the individuals that fall into this category, they will have to settle for catching the eye of the Vikings coaches during the team’s training camp practices this summer.

This is arguably the worst time to be entering the league as an unfancied prospect. And teams with a realistic shot of contending such as Minnesota might opt to go with proven experience over the potential of youth.

However, there is a flip side to this coin too. Some members of the Vikings roster will clearly benefit from not having preseason games before this year’s Week 1 opener against the Green Bay Packers.

So who are a few of these players from Minnesota’s current roster who should benefit from the team no longer being able to participate in some meaningless warm-up games in the coming weeks?