6 former Vikings who are surprisingly still free agents

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Former Minnesota Vikings who are still free agents

Yannick Ngakoue, edge rusher

When thinking of former members of the Minnesota Vikings, it wouldn't be surprising if you completely forgot that Yannick Ngakoue ever suited up for the purple and gold but it really did happen for at least part of a season.

The former Jaguar, Raven, Viking, Colt and Raider started five games for Minnesota in 2020, earning 12 total tackles and five sacks in that time before being traded to Baltimore. Now, less than three years later, the defender is looking for a new team.

Ngakoue is still a productive pass rusher, Last year, he had 9.5 sacks in 15 games for the Colts and the previous season saw him get 10 sacks in 17 games for the Raiders, so it's a bit shocking he hasn't been signed yet.

Even if team's don't see him as a potential starter for them, he would be a valuable rotational player or high-profile backup to help a team in need of getting after opposing quarterbacks. He shouldn't be sitting out too much longer.