Thread: Vikings/Packers Connections
- Vikings S Darren Sharper played for the Packers for the fi rst 8 seasons (1997-2004) of his career and
was a two-time Pro Bowl selection there.
- Vikings K Ryan Longwell played for Green Bay for 9 seasons (1997-2005) before coming to
Minnesota and is the PackersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ career scoring leader with 1,054 points.
- Vikings WR Robert Ferguson was a 2nd-round pick of the Packers in 2001 and played six seasons in
Green Bay (2001-06) before joining the Vikings.
- Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell got his fi rst taste of NFL coaching in Green Bay and was
on the PackersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ staff for 6 seasons (2000-05).
- Vikings coaching administration Todd Nielson worked for three seasons with the Packers as a coaching staff and scouting assistant before
coming to Minnesota.
- Packers WR Koren Robinson played for the Vikings in 2005 and went to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner.
- Packers DT Colin Cole was with the Vikings for part of the 2003 season.
- Packers director of research and development Mike Eayrs spent 16 seasons on the Vikings football staff.
- Packers college scout Lee Gissendaner spent part of the 1996 season on the Vikings practice squad.
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