6 recently cut free agents the Vikings might explore

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3. Sean Davis (FS)

If the Vikings have an opportunity to examine any defender from the Pittsburgh Steelers organization, it’s a worthwhile undertaking. No stranger to the Minnesota Vikings, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is one of the top defensive minds in the world.

Sean Davis’ biggest hurdle right now is that he missed almost all of the 2019 season with a shoulder ailment. Often when that happens and the player is not a sure-fire superstar, the man loses his job. So it goes for Sean Davis. All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick now hold Davis’ job.

The Steelers selected Davis in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft from the University of Maryland. He was recently picked up and then promptly waived by the Washington Football team, an organization known for its bizarre actions. The release of Davis is yet another bewilderment.

Davis, when healthy, is a safety with a prowess for tackling. During his last two healthy campaigns, 2017-2018, Davis tallied 172 tackles in two seasons. This was notably more than acclaimed safties like Tyrann Mathieu and the Vikings own Harrison Smith.