4 Vikings players who robbed the team blind in 2023

Minnesota Vikings tight end Josh Oliver
Minnesota Vikings tight end Josh Oliver / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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Looking back at some of the players the Minnesota Vikings signed in 2023, who are some that didn't meet the expectations that came with their price tag?

Every offseason, the Minnesota Vikings and every other team around the NFL spend the first few weeks of the free agency period signing new talent, re-signing players from the previous year's roster, and parting ways with a number of guys who will go on to play elsewhere in the league.

Now, this might come as a shock, but all of these roster decisions don't turn out to be good ones. When it comes to the Vikings, they've made some good choices in free agency over the years, but they've definitely made plenty of bad ones as well.

During the 2023 offseason, Minnesota said goodbye to some longtime contributors like wide receiver Adam Thielen, linebacker Eric Kendricks, and running back Dalvin Cook.

With the money they saved from these departures, the Vikings added some new faces to their locker room in free agency, like tight end Josh Oliver, cornerback Byron Murphy, pass rusher Marcus Davenport, and wide receiver Brandon Powell.

Minnesota was also able to re-sign some of the guys from the 2022 roster who became free agents in 2023, including center Garrett Bradbury, kicker Greg Joseph, running back Alexander Mattison, and quarterback Nick Mullens.

Unfortunately, not all of these signings and re-signings have worked out for the Vikings this season. So, looking back at all of the offseason roster decisions Minnesota made within the last year, which players didn't live up to the contracts the team decided to give them?

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