5 Vikings who could be entering final season with the team in 2022

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Bisi Johnson – WR

The emergence of K.J. Osborn last season left Bisi Johnson out in the cold through no real fault of his own. The wide receiver looks like someone that could make a real difference long-term in 2020, but a serious injury suffered in August last year left the former seventh-round pick on the shelf for the entire campaign.

This left Johnson out of sight and out of mind. The Minnesota Vikings also have a different set of coaches for the player to impress upon returning to the practice field, so there is a lot on the line in training camp for a player with some nice overall attributes.

It might sound a little harsh to look at Johnson’s predicament in this fashion. But the NFL is a cutthroat business and there appears little doubt that the Colorado State product faces a fight to make the 53-man roster this summer.

Minnesota will give him every opportunity to stake a claim. This will be difficult considering the presence of Osborn, Justin Jefferson, and Adam Thielen atop the depth chart, but not impossible by any stretch of the imagination.

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The Vikings could also add to their options from what appears to be another deep draft class of wide receivers. Something that would put a big-time dent in Johnson’s hopes of bouncing back.