7 former Vikings players who remain unsigned in 2024

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Alexander Mattison - RB

Earlier this month, the Vikings made the decision to clear some cap space by releasing running back Alexander Mattison less than a year after re-signing him to new contract.

The move wasn't too surprising when one remembers that Mattison had an incredibly underwhelming performance in 2023 during his first opportunity to be a No. 1 running back in the NFL.

In 16 games with Minnesota this past season, he only accumulated 892 total yards from scrimmage (700 rushing and 192 receiving) while also averaging just 3.9 yards per carry and failing to score a single rushing touchdown.

Despite his struggles with the Vikings in 2023, Mattison is still only 25-years-old, and there will likely be at least one team that gives him a shot to compete for a roster spot this offseason.

Dalton Risner - OG

After remaining unsigned until September last season, Dalton Risner is hoping for a much quicker resolution in free agency this year.

When Risner eventually got on the field with Minnesota in 2023, he was solid. His pass-blocking abilities were a big upgrade at left guard over Ezra Cleveland, who the Vikings wound up dealing to the Jacksonville Jaguars before last season's trade deadline after Risner replaced him in the starting lineup.

On Tuesday, Risner pleaded his case online that he's not looking to set any sort of financial records with his next contract. He would just like a fair deal that is comparable to what a starting offensive guard currently gets in the NFL.

The Vikings still haven't replaced his spot on their starting offensive line this year, so don't rule out the team and Risner eventually agreeing to a new contract to bring him back for the 2024 season just yet.