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Winfield leaves leadership void in secondary

Antoine Winfield's absence in the secondary will be felt on the field, but his leadership and study habits will be missed in a young secondary that will have to find new leaders.

Over the course of three years, the Vikings have gone from one of the oldest opening-day rosters in 2010 to 14th with their projected starting lineup on defense for 2013, according to ESPN.com. It's been the mission of general manager Rick Spielman to have the roster trend younger. Having 28 draft picks over the last three years, including five first-rounders in the last two draft, helps that...

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