RB Ameer Abdullah
Ameer Abdullah was the Vikings’ primary return, man, a season ago and that ability helps his chances of making the team. Unfortunately for him, his position on offense is one of the most talented and deepest on the entire team.
Abdullah is the fourth running back on the Vikings’ depth chart. He is buried behind star Dalvin Cook, second-year breakout candidate Alexander Mattison, and the underused but solid Mike Boone. The Vikings could also go with CJ Ham in emergency situations, so keeping Abdullah as a back is definitely something that is a long shot.
While making the team as a running back probably isn’t going to happen, the fact that Abdullah developed into an all-around special team’s demon does help his chances of making the team. Not only is Abdullah an adequate returner, but he’s also a very good gunner. Abdullah seemed to really cherish his role on special teams and many times he was the first Viking down the field making the tackle or downing the punt.
If the team were to let him go, they’d be losing an extremely valuable asset on a unit that can sometimes determine the outcome of games.