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Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier keeps hearing a buzz in his ear from his coaches about nose tackle Fred Evans.
He has been lining up with the first team during OTAs and is making a considerable impression.
After reviewing film from 2012, the defensive coaching staff graded Evans better than the starter at nose tackle Letroy Guion.
They then began to put the bug in Frazier’s ear that Evans should get a shot at the starting role.
"The coaches keep telling me that, hey, we need to give Fred a shot to compete for the No. 1 job," Frazier said, via Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN.
"Based on (what Evans) did coming down the stretch -- he played some lights-out football for us," Frazier said. "He really stepped up. And we've been harping on that with him, his consistency, and he showed that late in the season. So, we'll see. We'll just see if he can continue to elevate his play, and if he does, he'll be in line for more snaps with the first unit."
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Someone a couple of weeks ago on Reddit put together a pretty awesome visual history of the Minnesota Vikings. It's a handy infograph that - in shorter terms - basically says we've never won a Super Bowl. But in more thorough terms, it tells us ... Umm ... Our primary color is purple. Haha, but no really, here are some of the cool highlights that jumped out to us.
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According to the #Vikings website, which is granted access not afforded to reporters, Greg Jennings (ankle) returned to practice today.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 4, 2013
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