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Goldberg Relishes Competition From Johnson

Second-round draft pick Marcus Johnson was expected to battle Adam Goldberg for the starting spot at left guard, but Johnson spent most of minicamp filling in for the injured Mike Rosenthal at right tackle. Where does that leave those three offensive linemen? We talked to offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Steve Loney, Pro Bowl center Matt Birk and Goldberg to find out where things stand.

When the Vikings hit Eden Prairie for last month's minicamp, they unveiled a new-look offensive line that featured Chris Liwienski switching from left guard to right guard, leaving his vacant spot open to what most observers assumed would be the winner of a battle between three-year veteran Adam Goldberg and second-round draft pick Marcus Johnson. That's what everybody assumed, anyway. But as the... Recommended Stories