4 players that better not return to the Vikings in 2021

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Which players should not be a part of the 2021 Minnesota Vikings?

Thanks to injuries, a high number of players saw the field for the Minnesota Vikings during the 2020 season that typically wouldn’t have.

Among the guys who filled in for the injured players, a number of them took advantage of their increased opportunities including Tyler Conklin, Eric Wilson, Ezra Cleveland, and Jeff Gladney.

However, there were plenty of players that did not perform well for the Vikings in 2020 after injuries forced the team to increase their snaps on the field. Unfortunately, these instances seemed to be more common than the guys who experienced success with their extra playing time.

Luckily for Minnesota, a few of these disappointing players will hit free agency when the new league year begins in March. So the Vikings won’t have to worry about eating any money in order to part ways with some of the guys who didn’t make the most of their chances on the field this past season.

Of the players from Minnesota’s 2020 roster, there are a few that the team needs to make sure they do not bring back for next season. Who are some of these guys that the Vikings need to prevent from suiting up in purple in gold in 2021?