The Vikings had several Hall of Famer suit up for them during their Super Bowl years like Fran Tarkenton, Alan Page and Ron Yary.
These players are considered some of the best football players of all time. They've drafted two of the best players ever in Randy Moss and 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson.
Three starters up front are considered elite players at their position, but an injury to Sharrif Floyd has left a hole that’s tough to fill. In Week 1, Floyd suffered a knee injury that should have kept him out for around six weeks.
Instead, he missed the entire year and did not participate in any offseason practices.
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Carter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013 and is one of the best wide receivers in football history.
The former first-round pick reportedly suffered nerve damage during surgery and his career could be in jeopardy.
Based on the Vikings’ decision to sign two defensive tackles and draft another, it would be surprising to see Floyd back on the field at training camp or at any point early in the season. When Floyd is at his best, he is a disrupter and playmaker inside and the perfect partner for Linval Joseph.
Formed in 1961, the Minnesota Vikings have been one of the NFL's hard luck franchises.
The team has had a lot of success, making the Super Bowl in 1969 along with 25 playoff berths since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
In camp, he will have to show that there’s reason to give him regular playing time at that spot – though it seems unlikely that Jones could be a three-down lineman.