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Notebook: Defensive depth could pay off

Jimmy Kennedy (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

The Vikings didn't sign many free agents this offseason, but they made sure they re-signed a couple of their key backups at defensive tackle to cover for the Williams Wall if needed. Plus, notes on the OTA attendance, Brett Favre and Lito Sheppard.

As the Vikings brace for the possibility of playing four games without their Pro Bowl defensive tackles, there is a sense of realism at Winter Park: Their backups aren't Pro Bowl players but there is a belief they are their best options. Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, the latter not making the Pro Bowl last year, are expected to find out Friday if their restraining orders against the NFL... Recommended Stories