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Right cornerback still open battle for Vikings

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By Eric Edholm

Training camp has broken up in Mankato, Minn., but the Vikings have yet to settle on who will fill in for RCB Cedric Griffin, who will not be in the lineup in the season opener at New Orleans. There's a lot of time between now and then, and things are likely to change between now and September. In the team's initial depth chart, Asher Allen was listed ahead of Lito Sheppard on the depth chart opposite LCB Antoine Winfield. Allen made progress as a rookie late in the season and reportedly has made big strides this offseason. Still, there are some who believe Sheppard, given his experience, will get the starting nod when the games count in the standings. Impressive-looking rookie Chris Cook was among the camp's interception leaders, and though he will remain as Winfield's backup on the left side for now, the coaches have hinted that they could give him work at right corner, too.


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