Defense, Special Teams Depth Charts

As the Vikings prepare for their first veteran minicamp this weekend, the team will be meshing old faces and new ones, and trying to learn different systems. We take a look at the unofficial first- and second-team defenses and special teams and compare them to the 2005 and 2004 versions to illustrate the changes that have taken place in the last three years.

VIKINGS
DEFENSE
Pos.
2004 DEFENSE
2005 DEFENSE
2006 DEFENSE
LE
79-Kenny Mixon
95-Kenechi Udeze (inj.)
95-Kenechi Udeze
NT/LT
64-Spencer Johnson
94-Pat Williams
94-Pat Williams
UT/RT
93-Kevin Williams
93-Kevin Williams
93-Kevin Williams
RE
95-Kenechi Udeze
98-Darrion Scott
99-Erasmus James
LB
55-Chris Claiborne
56-E.J. Henderson
56-E.J. Henderson
LB
56-E.J. Henderson
55-Sam Cowart
58-Napoleon Harris
LB
52-Keith Newman
52-Keith Newman
51-Ben Leber
CB
26-Antoine Winfield
26-Antoine Winfield
26-Antoine Winfield
SS
24-Willie Offord
21-Corey Chavous
25-Tank Williams
FS
27-Brian Russell
42-Darren Sharper
42-Darren Sharper
CB
29-Brian Williams
27-Fred Smoot (inj.)
27-Fred Smoot
Pos.
2004 2nd TEAM
2005 2nd TEAM
2006 2nd TEAM
LE
98-Darrion Scott
51-Lance Johnstone
98-Darrion Scott
NT/LT
99-Chris Hovan
97-Spencer Johnson
96-C.J. Mosley
UT/RT
90-Steve Martin

98-Darrion Scott

97-Spencer Johnson
RE
51-Lance Johnstone
99-Erasmus James
52-DeQuincy Scott
LB
59-Mike Nattiel
52-Keith Newman
59-Heath Farwell
LB
54-Dontarrious Thomas
56-E.J. Henderson
54-Dontarrious Thomas
LB
58-Rod Davis
57-Raonall Smith
58-Rod Davis
CB
33-Ralph Brown
29-Brian Williams (holdout)
36-Dovonte Edwards
SS
24-Willie Offord
24-Willie Offord
24-Willie Offord
FS
31-Rushen Jones
37-Dustin Fox
37-Dustin Fox
CB
25-Terrence Shaw
33-Ralph Brown
28-Laroni Gallishaw
Pos.
2006 ADDITIONAL DEFENSE
LE
90-Eric Coleman
NT/LT
-
UT/RT
-
RE
-
LB
-
LB
-
LB
-
CB
48-Ukee Dozier
SS
25-Will Hunter
FS
-
CB
31-Marvin Ward, XX-Ronyell Whitaker
SPECIAL
TEAMS
Pos.
2004
2005
2006
K
7-Morten Andersen
1-Paul Edinger
8-Ryan Longwell
P
2-Darren Bennett
5-Chris Kluwe
5-Chris Kluwe
C
46-Cullen Loeffler
46-Cullen Loeffler
46-Cullen Loeffler
PR
81-Nate Burleson
30-Mewelde Moore
30-Mewelde Moore
KR
30-Mewelde Moore
18-Koren Robinson
18-Koren Robinson
H
12-Gus Frerotte
14-Brad Johnson
14-Brad Johnson
Pos.
2004 2nd TEAM
2005 2nd TEAM
2006 2nd TEAM
K
1-Jose Cortez
8-Aaron Elling
-
P
2-Darren Bennett
5-Travis Dorsch
-
C
60-Cory Withrow
46-Richard Owens
TBD
PR
30-Mewelde Moore
81-Nate Burleson
TBD
KR
16-Kelly Campbell
19-Troy Williamson
TBD
H
2-Darren Bennett
5-Chris Kluwe
5-Chris Kluwe

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