The Minnesota Vikings said farewell to quite a few players this offseason, making room for multiple new players to join the team. The hope was that these new individuals would help to bring the team success during the 2023 NFL season.
Not every signed free agent has been wildly successful though. There are a few free agent signings for the Vikings who have been highly disappointing or have had little to no impact on the team's performance at all.
For the purpose of this list, undrafted free agents will not be included. However, players who were allowed to test free agency but re-signed with Minnesota are included, making the list 20 total free agents who were signed this offseason. The list was compiled and shared by Spotrac with stats from Pro Football Reference.
Let's get started ranking the free agents who were signed by the Minnesota Vikings for the 2023 NFL season based on the contract they signed and their play during the team's first 14 games of the 2023 NFL season.
Minnesota Vikings free agent signing No. 20
Tanner Vallejo, linebacker
A 29-year-old defender who has been part of six teams since joining the NFL, Tanner Vallejo signed a contract worth $1.08 million on Aug. 13. The linebacker lasted only until Aug. 28 when he was released by the Minnesota Vikings.
Another former Cardinals player who got an opportunity with the Vikings, Vallejo's short stay in Minnesota was uneventful. Despite having 82 games of experience including eight starts, he remains a free agent.
Minnesota Vikings free agent signing No. 19
Troy Reeder, linebacker
Undrafted in 2019, Troy Reeder has spent a lot of time in Los Angeles. He signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings worth $1.232 million on March 22 but was released by the purple and gold on Aug. 29 after the team's preseason games were done.
Reeder had a solid chance to make an impact considering the Vikings needed talent and depth at linebacker but couldn't beat out others like standout undrafted free agent Ivan Pace Jr. He is now with the L.A. Rams.