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Vikings’ deep pre-camp preview: D-tackles

The Vikings will have a dramatically different look at defensive tackle this year, but how will the newcomer statistics compare to those they are replacing? We examine the old, the new, the metrics in their game, and the sleeper and breakout possibilities.

The players: Linval Joseph, Sharrif Floyd, Fred Evans, Shamar Stephen, Tom Johnson, Kheeston Randle, Chase Baker, Isame Faciane. Positional spending: The Vikings essentially traded Jared Allen’s hefty contract and spread that money around in adding more component parts on the defensive line. They are ranked 12th in the league in spending on defensive tackles in 2014, with Joseph’s $6.25 million...

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