Marcus Davenport not expected to re-sign with Vikings in 2024
This past offseason, pass rusher Marcus Davenport was one of the first signings Minnesota made after the 2023 free agency period officially began. Davenport spent the previous five seasons as a member of the New Orleans Saints, where he started 32 games.
Unfortunately, injuries have prevented the 27-year-old pass rusher from making much of an impact on the Vikings this season.
Davenport has only been able to appear in four games for Minnesota this year, and it doesn't sound like the chances are high that he will be returning to the field for the purple and gold before the end of the 2023 season.
During a recent episode of Skor North's "Minnesota Sports with Mackey & Judd" podcast, KSTP's Darren Wolfson stated that he doesn't "foresee any scenario where Marcus Davenport is back in purple next year."
It's disappointing that he hasn't been able to play since he was placed on injured reserve in October, especially since the Vikings were willing to give him a contract worth $13 million this year. But sometimes things don't work out like they're supposed to, and this is just another example of this happening.