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What Claiborne Means

Vikings linebacker Chris Claiborne gives defensive coordinator George O'Leary a multitude of options in his defensive schemes, and Claiborne and linebackers coach Brian Baker are excited about the possibilities.

It was a few weeks ago. Vikings linebackers coach Brian Baker was in his office, working, when head coach Mike Tice stuck his head in the door. "How would you like to add Chris Claiborne?" Tice asked Baker. "I think we can get him." Baker, who was an assistant coach in Detroit when Claiborne, a big-play linebacker, was drafted with the ninth overall pick by the Lions, smiled. "I said...

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