4 recently cut players the Minnesota Vikings should sign

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Adrian Ealy – OT

The timeline for the return of Vikings first-round draft pick, tackle Christian Darrisaw seems to be a mystery to most. Darrisaw has been battling injury throughout the offseason and has barely played throughout camp.

He will certainly not be available for the start of the season, making Minnesota somewhat vulnerable at left tackle. Darrisaw has barely seen the field throughout camp and he didn’t play a single snap in the preseason. So even if he were healthy for the start of the season, the Vikings should still be cautious throwing a rookie in there unprepared.

Fortunately, for Minnesota, there are plenty of options out there to fill in while their first-round rookie gets himself healthy and ready to slot in.

One that stands out, is undrafted rookie offensive tackle, Adrian Ealy. Early reports suggested that Ealy would make the final 53-man roster for the Baltimore Ravens this year, having had a strong showing through training camp. Some reports even came out and said he could be the best-undrafted rookie in this class.

At 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds, Ealy is a specimen. Even if he won’t come in right away and play, he would be good for depth. He is a young player that played at both tackle spots in college, so the potential is there.