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Assessing the North: Defensive linemen

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The Vikings still have at least one question (nose tackle) to answer on the defensive line, but other teams in the division have more issues on the line. We take a look at the defensive line situations for each of the NFC North teams.

Chicago Bears Starters – DLE Israel Idonije, DT Henry Melton, NT Matt Toeaina, DRE Julius Peppers. Backups – NT Anthony Adams, DT Amobi Okoye, Stephen Paea, Corey Wootton. This group was supposed to be a team strength and a possible area of dominance. It was good but did not live up to expectations. Idonije was very good against the run all season but had just five sacks. Melton had seven...

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