3 takeaways from the Vikings not making a trade at the deadline

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Minnesota is fine with the players they have

While the Vikings didn’t trade any of their players on Tuesday before the deadline, it also needs to be recognized that they didn’t trade for any either.

While their 2-5 record and future cap limitations definitely have some influence on that, it also can be interpreted that Minnesota is happy with the players they currently have.

One position the Vikings were thought to potentially bring in a player would’ve been at cornerback. The team is extremely young and inexperienced at the position and they have also been riddled with injuries on this unit.

Their two most experienced corners have been hurt and they have had rely on three rookies and some second-year players who in the past, had barely gotten a sniff of time on the field.

Despite the lack of experience, the beleaguered unit held strong and was able to hold Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense to just 22 points in Week 8.

Maybe it was this effort that helped the Minnesota coaching staff and front office to decide that they are fine continuing to ride these young players and live with their ups and downs for the remainder of the season, instead of bringing in a veteran presence.

The Vikings also opted not to bring in an experienced safety for depth, nor did they try to find help at defensive end. Minnesota is content with the roster they have and though it is young, they appear to be going with the philosophy of competing the best they can as the young players grow and gain experience.