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Key Cogs: OL Still Work in Progress

Matt Birk

The Vikings have two multiple-time Pro Bowl selections on their offensive line, so you might think they are confident they will be a dominant unit this year. They might be at some point, but Matt Birk and Steve Hutchinson both say the line is a work in progress.

Matt Birk knows a thing or two about shuffling offensive lines. In his rookie year, he played right guard and right tackle before going on to become a four-time Pro Bowl center, but last year his hip injury caused a year-long juggling act up front. Ever since Birk became a full-time starter in 2000 – which was the same year he began his string of Pro Bowl honors – he has become a go-to guy for...

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