Minnesota has not had the best of luck at linebacker.
Frankly, the team hasn’t had much of any luck in the first two games, but at linebacker specifically, the Vikings are now in a pretty deep hole.
The team has added rookie linebacker Troy Dye to injured reserve after putting Anthony Barr on IR earlier this week. Barr is reportedly out for the remainder of the 2020 season.
That leaves Eric Kendricks, Eric Wilson, Ryan Connelly, Todd Davis and Hardy Nickerson as the linebackers on the 53-man roster.
Connelly was signed right before the season. Nickerson was elevated from the practice squad earlier this week. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Thursday that linebacker Todd Davis was signing with the Vikings.
Earlier this year, the Vikings put linebacker Ben Gedeon on the physically unable to perform list. The team also placed LB Cameron Smith on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list.
It’s early in the season, but the Vikings linebacker unit already looks way different than it did at the start of 2020.