3 former players who could help the Vikings get to the playoffs

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Which former Minnesota Vikings players could help this season’s team earn a spot in the playoffs?

This past offseason was really the first one since Mike Zimmer was hired to be the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 2014 that the team had to say goodbye to a bunch of notable contributors.

Minnesota’s roster still features a number of familiar faces including Adam Thielen, Kyle Rudolph, Dalvin Cook, Harrison Smith, and Eric Kendricks. But the Vikings had to fill a bunch of their roster holes this year with guys who don’t have a ton of experience and it has definitely had an effect on the performance of the team.

This inexperience on their roster has led to Minnesota only having four wins after their first 10 games this season. The Vikings’ playoff hopes are quickly slipping away and they don’t have much time to get back in the hunt for one of the seven spots up for grabs in the NFC.

There are a number of areas in which Minnesota could use to help to give them a better chance at earning a postseason berth. Looking back at some of the guys that used to be on the Vikings roster, who are some of their former players that could help them get into the playoffs this year?