Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  By BRIAN HALL  |  Last updated 9/6/13
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Greg Jennings was working late after Minnesota Vikings practice this week, helping teammates prepare for Sunday's regular-season opener at Detroit. For at least 20 minutes, Jennings stayed on the field but quarterback Christian Ponder and the other receivers were nowhere to be seen. Jennings had the ear of rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes, working on different technique and offering tips. Later, safety Jamarca Sanford joined in to pick Jennings' brain. Jennings, the eight-year veteran in his first season with Minnesota, seems to understand -- aside from quarterback Christian Ponder -- the Vikings' success hinges on the development of Rhodes and the rest of the team's young cornerbacks. Rhodes, getting set for his first NFL regular-season game after being taken with the 25th overall pick in April's draft, is trying to soak in as much knowledge as he can before facing the Lions and their potent passing attack. "He's giving me tips and reminders and stuff like ...
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