5 Vikings who deserve to be cut before the 2023 season

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Player No. 4

Troy Reeder - ILB

The Vikings signed Troy Reeder this offseason to be a veteran presence in the linebacking corps and to be a key special teamer.

Special teams have been his bread and butter the last couple of seasons, and the Vikings figured he'd give them a boost in that area and then be a guy who can help young players like Brian Asamoah develop.

Reeder has been fine, but he hasn't really stood out in any way. In fact, he's been overshadowed by the great camp of Ivan Pace Jr., an undrafted rookie.

Pace has become the guy leading the charge at linebacker and has been the talk of Minnesota's training camp this year. He is the one calling plays on defense and also has the speed and ferociousness to be a force on special teams.

Troy Dye has also made some nice plays in camp this summer, and he has looked like a better option to hang on to. He had a brilliant interception in the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, and he has also had a few very impressive plays in camp. He's younger and quicker than Reeder and just a better fit for Flores's system.

It made sense bringing Reeder in this offseason, but he's clearly been beaten out in camp by other players and deserves to be let go.