4 forgotten former Vikings who signed with new teams in 2023

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson
Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson / Andrew Nelles / The Tennessean / USA
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Player No. 1

Jaleel Johnson - DT

Team for 2023: Tennessee Titans

The last time we saw Jaleel Johnson in a Vikings uniform was back during the 2020 season when he had the opportunity to start every single one of Minnesota's regular season matchups.

Johnson's performance clearly wasn't good enough for the Vikings to bring him back in 2021, and in fact, they actually went out and replaced his roster spot in free agency when they signed former New York Giants defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson.

Since parting with Minnesota during the 2021 offseason, Johnson has had stints with multiple teams around the NFL, including the Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons. He wasn't able to make much of an impact with any of his stops after the Vikings, so it probably wouldn't have surprised anyone if he was still currently unsigned.

However, the Titans decided to sign Johnson to a one-year deal back in May. In Tennessee, he'll be competing this summer for a spot on the team's defense that is coming off of a 2022 season where they finished with the league's top run defense.