5 Vikings with Most on the Line at Training Camp | 2024

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Welcome to Minnesota Vikings’ 2024 process of roster solidification.

Minnesota Vikings training camp kicks off for rookies on July 19th, with fans able to join on July 27th.

5 Vikings with Most on the Line at Training Camp | 2024

With the exodus of about 20 veteran players and onboarding of 40+ more, the Vikings 2024 iteration of training camp will be quite fascinating. And to prepare you for that, these are the five players with the most on the line at camp. They’re listed in alphabetical order.

1. Andrew Booth (CB)

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Booth has pretty wild stakes this summer. He could start if proceedings go smoothly — or he could be cut late in August, and no one would be too shocked.

The former 2nd-Rounder played well in spots — about 100 defensive snaps last year — but that didn’t translate to a consistent starter’s job in 2023, nor is Booth explicitly on deck to start this season. It’s all on the line for Booth this summer.

2. Lewis Cine (S)

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Cine didn’t win a starter’s job as a rookie. Then, when he began to see a little bit of playing time in 2022, he broke his leg, a gruesome injury in London. He recovered from that injury — and then barely played in Year No. 2.

Now, he’s stuck in a thick Vikings’ safety room where he’ll be lucky to earn a roster spot. Because of his draft stock in 2022 — a 1st-Rounder — he must make the 53-man roster or risk the “bust” word for the rest of his career.

3. Akayleb Evans (CB)

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The purple coaching staff benched Evans a couple of times last year, and now Minnesota has a new cornerback in the mix for playing time — Shaquill Griffin.

Evans might be safe to make the 53-man roster, but he’ll have to fight for playing time.

4. Ed Ingram (RG)

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Head coach O’Connell said on the Rich Eisen Show in June, “We bring back Dalton Risner, who’s gonna compete like crazy at the guard spot with both Ed Ingram and Blake Brandel.”

Until that moment, most assumed Ingram’s starting RG job was safe. Nope. He has to compete. That makes his summer wrapped with high stakes.

5. Jalen Nailor (WR)

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Like Booth above, Nailor could start or get cut — there’s a gap. Minnesota needs a WR3 to emerge, and if healthy, Nailor can fill the job in a heartbeat. However, because his availability is always suspect, no one would be too surprised if he missed the regular season roster.

This summer is arguably the final time for Nailor to prove he’s worthy of a WR3 assignment.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

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