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On March 16, linebacker Kenny Onatolu signed a three-year contract with the Carolina Panthers. While not an every day, household name, Onatolu was to the Vikings what Corey Graham was for the Bears.
That being a player, who has plenty of talent, but is not worthy of starting. Instead, these Onatolu and Graham are two of the best special teams players on the planet.
While no longer a part of Minnesota’s team, he provided the Vikings with a great boost on special teams. For those unaware— the Vikings were one of the worst special teams in the league from around 2002-2007. Ben Leber was the only bright spot for Minnesota on kickoffs.
With Onatolu gone, many fans were up in arms that the Vikings’ special teams group would, once again, be amongst the worst in the league.
As of April 10, the Vikings have found their replacement for Onatolu, in Marvin Mitchell.
Mitchell, 27, was the New Orleans Saints‘ seventh-round pick in 2007. Mitchell played college football at Tennessee, where he was...
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The Minnesota Vikings have signed linebacker Marvin Mitchell.
The deal was announced Tuesday on the team's website. Terms were not disclosed.
Mitchell was a seventh-round draft pick by New Orleans in 2007 who spent four seasons with the Saints and last year with Miami. He had 30 tackles, two forced fumbles, one sack and one interception last season for the Dolphins.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Evan Silva, the Minnesota Vikings are looking at possibly drafting either LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon or USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil with the third overall pick.
“They’re looking at Morris Claiborne, Justin Blackmon, and Matt Kalil. In a perfect world, (they trade down),” said Schefter...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. With only four linebackers returning, the Minnesota Vikings added some depth to the position on Tuesday.
According to the team's website, Minnesota signed Marvin Mitchell, a five-year veteran who played last season with the Miami Dolphins. Mitchell, 27, will also play on special teams after tallying 30 tackles, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble...
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I was browsing through this article over at Daily Norseman, trying to find something to write about for you nerds, when I finished (on your mom's face!) and left the posting feeling rather miffed. The article explains - through another at ESPN South's blog - that YOUR Minnesota Vikings are best in the league in retaining their draft picks since 2008. You read that right:...