3 Vikings that could be shocking cuts before the 2022 season

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C.J. Ham – FB

The fullback position in the NFL is certainly not what it used to be. It’s now a rarity for a team in the league to even have a fullback on their roster.

With the Vikings switching to a more modern offense that centers around an increased amount of three-receiver sets, the team might not have a use anymore for fullback C.J. Ham next season.

Minnesota’s new head coach Kevin O’Connell was the offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams during the 2021 campaign, a team that ran zero plays with a fullback on the field.

Moving on from Ham after June 1 would result in the Vikings creating an extra $2.7 million in cap space. This money could be more useful for Minnesota to use on signing a player before the regular season who could actually make an impact on the offense.

It’s possible that the Vikings could decide to keep Ham around to use primarily as a special teams player in 2022. Otherwise, it’s difficult to envision him having a role with Minnesota’s new offense next season.