7 former Vikings players who remain unsigned in 2024

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Cam Akers - RB

After Alexander Mattison's release earlier this month, some felt that was a good sign for the chances of Cam Akers re-signing with the Vikings this year.

However, Minnesota went out and added former Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones on Tuesday, so Akers will likely have to see if he can catch on with another team this offseason.

Akers joined the Vikings after they acquired him in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams last September, and it didn't take long for him to make an impact on Minnesota.

The Vikings' rushing attack looked noticeably different when he was on the field in comparison to when Mattison lined up in the backfield. So it felt like Akers was eventually going to overtake Mattison for the top spot on Minnesota's running back depth chart last season.

Unfortunately, his 2023 season with the Vikings came to an end after he tore his Achilles in the team's Week 9 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Since Akers is still only 24-years-old, another NFL team might take a chance on him this year. But that team likely isn't going to be Minnesota.

Greg Joseph - K

Somehow, Greg Joseph has managed to remain the Vikings' kicker for the last three years. But this offseason, it seems like Joseph's tenure with Minnesota might finally be coming to an end.

On Tuesday, the Vikings reportedly signed former XFL kicker John Parker Romo, which probably isn't a move the team would make if they intended to bring back Joseph for another season.

But after another underwhelming performance in 2023 in which he ranked 28th in the NFL in field goal percentage, who can really blame Minnesota for wanting to move on from Joseph this year if that's what they end up doing?

Luckily for him, teams are always recycling through kickers each season, so he'll likely land with another franchise for at least a few weeks in 2024.