The Biggest Free Agency Busts in Minnesota Vikings History

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The Biggest Free Agency Busts in Minnesota Vikings History
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Bernard Berrian was hailed as Minnesota's down-field threat of the future when he signed with the Vikings in 2008 and failed to live up to the hype.

Since free agency began in the NFL in 1993, the Minnesota Vikings have had one of the league's stronger free-agent track records, especially in recent years.

Pat Williams. Antoine Winfield. Darren Sharper. And Jerome Felton last offseason.

The signing of Steve Hutchinson in 2006 was named in an ESPN piece as the ninth-best signing in league history.

There's been a good run of success in plucking from the market.

But it hasn't been all roses.

Minnesota has had its fair share of scrubs, and that's the focus here: to glorify Minnesota's five worst free-agent signings ever.

Players make this list for not playing up to their contracts (being overpaid), having a fair amount of hype surrounding their signing and not living up to it, off-field issues and a poor on-field performance period.

The more of the above traits a player has the more likely he is to be the No. 1.

And it can't be a player who's currently under contract with the Vikings. That player still has a chance to redeem himself.

Let's go.

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