Minnesota also reunited with Mackensie Alexander, who has developed into one of the league’s better slot cornerbacks. He spent 2016-19 with the Vikings before going to the Bengals for the 2020 season.
While those moves happened a few months ago, a recent noteworthy addition was that of Bashaud Breeland, who is entering his eighth season. Breeland helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV and also brings veteran leadership to the team.
Minnesota also added depth in recent weeks with signings of veteran Parry Nickerson and Tye Smith, as well as Amari Henderson, who participated in this year’s rookie minicamp as a non-rookie tryout player.
That group is now part of a position room that also includes returnees Kris Boyd, Cameron Dantzler, Jeff Gladney, Harrison Hand and Dylan Mabin.
But that’s six new cornerbacks added to the team since March, an abundance of change rarely seen across the league.
Except, of course, a season ago when the Vikings also revamped their cornerbacks group. But instead of focusing on veterans in free agency, Minnesota went heavy on the position in the draft with the selections of Gladney, Dantzler and Hand.