Instead of taking the typical approach and focusing on players that the Minnesota Vikings should acquire this offseason, I want to take a look at some players that the franchise should completely avoid.
Now, there are plenty of players that could be thrown on this, and there are some pretty common sense cases where it's obvious that interactions with a particular free agent would not go anywhere.
Minnesota has no business pursuing a player looking for significant playing time at the running back or defensive end position. The Vikings are set at those two positions. Thus, a player like Dolphins running back Reggie Bush or Lions defensive end Cliff Avril would fit on this list. But I don't want to waste your time, or mine, by including them in this article.
The purpose of this list is to assess players that members of the fan base or the front office would believe to be a worthwhile pursuit, but in all reality, would actually be a detriment to the team.
I want to focus on free agents at positions of need because those are the places where Minnesota could be expected to devote its resources. Players on this list don't necessarily fit a top need, but they're on this list because Minnesota has legitimate need at these positions in some manner.
Let's dig in.