5 Vikings who have offered almost nothing to the team in 2021

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Several members of the Minnesota Vikings have not done much this season to make an impact for the team out on the field.

Prior to the start of the 2021 season, the Minnesota Vikings had a number of new faces on their roster that were expected to help them get back to the playoffs after missing the postseason in 2020.

Some of these new additions have been able to make a difference for the Vikings this year, including Patrick Peterson, Xavier Woods, and Christian Darrisaw. However, there have also been plenty of players that haven’t made much of an impact for Minnesota this season.

Who are some of the guys that have yet to make more than a sliver of a difference for the Vikings so far this year?

Player No. 1

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Chris Herndon – TE

Following the injury to Irv Smith Jr. before the regular season, Minnesota reacted to the loss of their top tight end by sending a 2022 fourth-round draft pick to the New York Jets in exchange for tight end Chris Herndon.

In a bit of a surprise, Herndon has actually appeared in all seven of the Vikings’ games this season. However, he’s only caught two passes for nine yards and one touchdown on four targets.

These are not the numbers Minnesota was hoping to see from Herndon when they gave up a fourth-round pick to acquire him earlier this year.