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'Big Greasy' Showing Promise

Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan thinks fullback James Lynch has a shot at a roster spot, and Lynch's practice time today did nothing to hurt his chances. Plus, another change in the defensive backfield, and the race for the second safety spot is getting narrowed down.

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is looking for a fullback to do the dirty work, so it only makes sense to use a player nicknamed "The Big Greasy." James Lynch, a 5-foot-11, 275-pound rookie from Maryland, has emerged as the top candidate at fullback, a tough job that requires a self-motivated player. "It's a thankless, hammerhead job," Linehan said. "Your job is to blow a...

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