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Rhodes trending to starter with strong camp

Xavier Rhodes (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY)

CB Xavier Rhodes had a strong minicamp and has a chance to look even better when the pads go on. How will the battle for Antoine Winfield's former spot play out? We examine the situation with input from coordinator Alan Williams.

For the month-long organized team activities and minicamp, the Minnesota Vikings defense spent a good deal of their time working in the nickel defense. There's good reason for that: They spend a lot of time in their nickel defense during the season facing teams with strong passing attacks. So maybe the difference between starting cornerback and nickel cornerback isn't all that important. Both... Recommended Stories

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