- Vikings offensive line coach Pat Morris held the same position with the Lions from 2004-05.
- Vikings TE coach Jimmie Johnson played for the Detroit Lions from 1992-93.
- Vikings S Eric Frampton played in fi ve games with the Lions earlier this season.
- Vikings Vice President of Player Personnel Rick Spielman worked as a college scout for the Lions
from 1990-94 and as a pro scout from 1995-96. His brother, Chris, played LB for the Lions from
1988-95.
- Vikings Vice President of Operations/Legal Counsel Kevin Warren spent the 2001-02 seasons with the Lions as their Senior Vice President of
Business Operations/General Counsel.
- Lions S Greg Blue was a 5th-round draft choice of the Vikings in 2006 and played for Minnesota last season.
- Lions CB Dovonte Edwards signed with Minnesota as a rookie free agent in 2005 and spent two seasons in Minnesota (2005-06).
- Lions WR Troy Walters was a 5th-round draft choice of the Vikings in 2000 and played 2 seasons in Minnesota.
- Lions CB Tony Beckham was with the Vikings during 2006 training camp.
- Lions QB J.T. O’Sullivan was with the Vikings in 2005 and during 2006 training camp.