- Vikings TE coach Jimmie Johnson was a teammate of Lions President/CEO Matt Millen and Senior Vice President/Asst. General Manager
Martin Mayhew with the Washington Redskins.
- Vikings S Dwight Smith and defensive backs coach Joe Woods were with Tampa Bay with Lions Lions head coach Rod Marinelli, defensive
coordinator Joe Barry, FB Jon Bradley, DE Corey Smith, and DE Dewayne White.
- Vikings K Ryan Longwell, S Darren Sharper, WR Robert Ferguson, and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell were in Green Bay with Lions LB
Paris Lenon and QB J.T. O’Sullivan.
- Vikings RB Mewelde Moore and Lions LB Anthony Cannon were teammates at Tulane.
- Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy and Lions asst. WR coach Shawn Jefferson were teammates with the San Diego Chargers.
- Vikings G Steve Hutchinson played for Seattle when Lions DB coach Clayton Lopez was on the Seahawks staff.
- Vikings WR coach George Stewart and offensive line coach Pat Morris coached in San Francisco with Lions defensive coordinator Joe Barry.
- Vikings RB Chester Taylor played for the Ravens with Lions G Edwin Mulitalo when Lions offensive line coach Jim Colletto was on Baltimore’s
staff.
- Vikings DT Pat Williams and CB Antoine Winfi eld were teammates of Lions special teams assistant Sam Gash with the Buffalo Bills.
- Vikings S Tank Williams played in the defensive backfi eld with Lions CB Tony Beckham with the Titans.
- Vikings WR coach George Stewart was on Atlanta’s staff when Lions RB T.J. Duckett played for the Falcons.
- Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier held the same position with the Bengals in 2003 when Lions QB Jon Kitna and P Nick Harris were
with Cincinnati.