4 Vikings cuts before the 2021 season that would surprise no one

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We’ve been hearing a lot about how awful the Vikings defense performed last season. But an argument can easily be made that Minnesota’s special teams was actually the team’s worst unit of the 2020 campaign.

Even though he’s still on the roster, Britton Colquitt played a big role in the struggles of the Vikings’ special teams last year.

Colquitt ranked 22nd in the NFL last season in yards per punt and only 11 of his punts landed inside the opposing team’s 20-yard line. It was a significant dropoff compared to his performance in 2019 when he had 24 of his punts land inside the opposing 20-yard line.

After Colquitt’s underwhelming 2020 performance, Minnesota decided to add another punter to their roster this year in rookie Zach Von Rosenberg. During his college career at LSU, Von Rosenberg was a two-time Second-Team All-SEC selection, he averaged 44 yards per punt, and he also spent time as a holder on field-goal attempts.

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With Colquitt costing the Vikings almost $2 million in cap space this year, the team might decide to roll with the rookie for 2021 if the young guy can perform well this summer during training camp and the preseason.