Recently, there have been a lot of questions as to who would be starting at a couple key positions for the Minnesota Vikings this year. With big holes at middle linebacker and safety, it was unclear who would be manning thos positions when Minnesota takes the field on Sunday against the Rans.
We now know who will be holding down those positions thanks to Vikings.com releasing the first unoffical regular season depth chart earlier today. Here is the depth chart that they released:
Aug 28, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) during warm ups prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) catches a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison (96) celebrates his sack against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) against the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Raiders 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
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It appears as though Jasper Brinkley and Robert Blanton have won the battles as their respective position. Now that we have a great idea of who will be starting this Sunday, what do you think of the Minnesota Vikings starting lineup? Where are the major strengths and weaknesses on the starting offense and defense? Let me know in the comments.