3 Recently Released Players the Vikings Need to Sign on the Waiver Wire

Larry Rupp
Three recently released players the Minnesota Vikings should sign on the waiver wire.
Three recently released players the Minnesota Vikings should sign on the waiver wire. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

NFL teams across the league are making their final roster cuts, which means players upon players are hitting the waiver wire looking to get picked up. These are athletes looking for a new place to call home with motivation to prove they are still worth a roster spot at the professional level.

The Minnesota Vikings can take advantage of this opportunity and address their depth issues by bringing in some recently released players. With that being said, here are three great options.

Vikings Waiver Wire

1. Jacob Hollister, Tight End

Jacob Hollister
Jacob Hollister could help fill the hole at tight end. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

It's clear that the Vikings are suddenly shallow at the tight end position given the injury to starter Irv Smith Jr. His absence leaves the team with Tyler Conklin as the top option on the depth chart. Signing veteran Jacob Hollister could help improve the situation after he was recently released by the Buffalo Bills. The veteran pass-catcher has hauled in 66 catches for 558 yards and 6 touchdowns over the last two seasons (27 games played). Adding him to the mix would give quarterback Kirk Cousins' a target he knows he can rely on at the beginning of the season.

2. Tyrell Crosby, Offensive Line

Chase Young, Tyrell Crosby
Adding Tyrell Crosby would bring some depth to the offensive line. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Every team in the NFL is constantly on the search for offensive line depth and Minnesota is no different. The team is particularly weak at left guard and Tyrell Crosby is a name that sticks out in that case. The 2018 fifth-round pick has experience playing both tackle positions and has allowed just seven sacks in three seasons (38 games played, 18 starts). His pass protection skills make him stand out amongst the pack as a borderline NFL starter. As long as he can get healthy, Crosby is worth a look for the Vikings.

3. Shawn Williams, Safety

Reggie Davis, Shawn Williams, Jace Whittaker
Shawn Williams would be an upgrade at backup safety. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

On the defensive side of the ball, Minnesota seems to have the least amount of depth behind starting safeties Harrison Smith and Xavier Woods. Myles Dorn is expected to be the go-to player if a starter was to go down, but it is always tough to rely on an undrafted free agent. Veteran Shawn Williams was recently released by the Arizona Cardinals and could slide in as the No. 3 safety on the Vikings. The ninth-year pro has posted over 100 tackles in two of the last three season to go along with 12 career interceptions. His experience alone instantly upgrades this secondary.

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