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Offensive Line

#4 Matt Kalil, OT, drafted by Minnesota Vikings

Vikings O-Line Issues Leak Into Regular Season

The Minnesota Vikings never had to worry about their offensive line last season. With everyone coming back this year, they figured that unit would be the least of their concerns in 2013. But the big guys up front were shaky in the preseason, and that carried over in a season-opening loss to Detroit. Now one of the chief focuses heading into Chicago this weekend is getting the group back to its once-dominant form.

09/11/2013

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Vikes’ Allen To Test New-Look Line In Detroit

Riley Reiff had a quiet rookie season, playing all 16 games for the Detroit Lions while Jeff Backus remained the starter at left tackle. Now Backus is retired, so that job belongs to Reiff and the first challenge this season will be a formidable one. Reiff and the Lions host the Minnesota Vikings this weekend, which means a visit from pass rushing star Jared Allen.

09/04/2013

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Toby Gerhart’s Brother Trying To Make The Packers

The Packers-Vikings rivalry could have an extra wrinkle this fall — a sibling rivalry. Toby Gerhart’s in his fourth year as a Vikings running back. His brother Garth, an offensive lineman from Arizona State, is trying to make the team in Green Bay.

08/20/2013

Vikings Camp 8/2

Vikings Offensive Line Comes Into Its Own

This time last year in training camp, the offensive line was one of the Vikings biggest question marks. They had a rookie at left tackle and a couple holes to fill elsewhere. But a year later, that offensive line has proven to be one of the team’s bigger strengths.

08/03/2013

BIG 10, Big Ten

Minnesota Using Makeshift Line At Nebraska

Minnesota will enter Nebraska’s raucous stadium on Saturday with a third-string center making the line calls for a makeshift group in front of freshman quarterback Philip Nelson.

11/15/2012

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Vikings Line Needs More Time In New Scheme

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is facing a big dilemma in the preseason.

08/18/2011

Ryan Cook (credit: NFL via Getty Images)

Ryan Cook Returns To Vikings, Guns For RG Spot

Ryan Cook admitted to getting a little nervous as training camps began opening across the league and he was still waiting for a contract.

08/04/2011