4 Vikings who could be gone by the middle of the 2021 season

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Which Minnesota Vikings players might not be with the team by the time the 2021 season comes to an end?

Last year, the Minnesota Vikings experienced several changes to their roster that significantly impacted their performance during the season.

Looking back on it, it wasn’t shocking. The Vikings previously found success with a core group of players, and when several of them left in the 2020 offseason, the team took a step backward.

This year definitely isn’t expected to have as many familiar faces walk out the door. There’s a chance that some notable names could be let go to free up salary cap space, but the majority of Minnesota’s top players from the 2020 campaign are expected to return for next season.

For some of them, however, they might not remain with the Vikings for the entire 2021 campaign. If Minnesota gets off to another poor start as they did in 2020, then they could potentially unload a number of their top performers before next season’s trade deadline.

If this happens, who are some of the players from the Vikings’ current roster that could be on the move if the team gets off to a disappointing start, once again, in 2021?