Vikings Line Needs More Time In New Scheme

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(credit: Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is facing a big dilemma in the preseason.

His offensive line is all but begging for more playing time to allow the unit to master a new offense and get acquainted with a new left tackle. Timing is a huge part of success for them, and they need work in the games after being locked out all summer.

But Frazier also doesn’t want to play his starters too much in the preseason and expose them to injury risks before the real games begin.

The starting unit played sparingly in the preseason opener against Tennessee last weekend. Frazier says they will play more on Saturday in Seattle and ramp it up even more in the third preseason game against Dallas.

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