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Vikings intrigued by cornerback size

Xavier Rhodes (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

For the first time in a decade, the Vikings could have two starting cornerbacks in excess of six feet tall and 210 pounds. It brings new possibilities to the defense, as coaches and players attest.

For a 5-foot-9, 180-pound cornerback, the release of Antoine Winfield left a big hole in the Minnesota Vikings defense. If it wasn't that sizeable, the Vikings wouldn't have tried so hard to re-sign him to a reduced contract after they released him because of salary reasons just before the start of free agency. Four months later, the feeling of loss is mostly in the past and the intrigue of a new...

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