3 in and 3 out after the Vikings preseason loss to the Raiders

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Dan Chisena – WR

With the Vikings since 2020, Dan Chisena‘s primary role with the organization has been on special teams. Chisena has impressive speed and he utilizes this skill to get downfield very quickly when he’s on kickoff coverage and when he’s a gunner on punt coverage.

The problem, however, is that he fails to come up with the tackle more often than not. This was the case once again on Sunday as Chisena had a perfect chance to bring down his opponent almost immediately after catching a punt during the first half of the matchup.

Instead of making the play though, the Minnesota receiver misjudged where the returner was going and he failed to make the tackle. Why should the Vikings keep Chisena around for the regular season if he consistently fails to succeed in kickoff and punt coverage?

Wyatt Davis – OG

Wyatt Davis has been one of the most disappointing players on Minnesota’s roster since he was selected by them in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

A two-time All-American at Ohio State, many felt Davis could come in and eventually be a starter for the Vikings. Instead, the young blocker has fallen very far down Minnesota’s depth chart and his performance on Sunday isn’t going to help him.

Davis wasn’t on the field for very long against the Raiders, but he still found time to do his best impression of a turnstile and allow an embarrassing-looking sack.

Parry Nickerson – CB

At first, Parry Nickerson looked like he was going to have a nice day for himself as he came up with a great tackle in the backfield that resulted in a three-yard loss for Las Vegas during the first quarter of the contest.

But then Nickerson had to be in pass coverage and that’s where things ended up going downhill. The Raiders threw in his direction multiple times and it resulted in the cornerback allowing four catches for 35 yards and a touchdown according to PFF.

During limited snaps in the preseason, that is not a good performance. So after Sunday’s game, Nickerson currently finds himself on the outside looking in.

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