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Vikings aim for new youth movement

Rick Spielman (Kevin Brown/Viking Update)

The Vikings will get younger in 2011, says VP of player personnel Rick Spielman. There are several factors determining how that will happen, but this week's NFL Scouting Combine will help shape the future.

People never get younger, but teams can. The Minnesota Vikings in 2010 were one of the oldest teams in the NFL, and it's not difficult for a cursory look to show why. There was Brett Favre playing quarterback at age 41. There was Pat Williams in the middle of the defensive line at 38. There was Ryan Longwell kicking at age 36. The Vikings finished the 2010 season with 15 players 30 years or...

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