6 players the Vikings should cut bait with before the 2022 season

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Troy Dye – LB

Two years ago, Troy Dye got the call from the Vikings that they were selecting him in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Since his arrival, Dye has spent most of his time on the field on special teams.

To be fair, he did have Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr in front of him on the depth chart for the last two seasons. But if Dye was a better playmaker, Minnesota probably would have still figured out a way to get him more defensive snaps during the last two years.

Earlier this offseason, the Vikings might have drafted his replacement in former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Asamoah. The arrival of Asamoah just creates even less room for a guy like Dye on Minnesota’s final roster.

Dye did excel on special teams last year (11 solo tackles) and this is something that could keep him on the Vikings’ roster. But if Minnesota needs to make room to keep someone on their final 2022 roster, Dye could be one of the first to go.

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